A New Life for Veronica

A New Life for Veronica

by Gordon Swartzfager
     
 

This story begins in 1628 in Bamberg, Franconia, North Bavaria with a letter from Johannes Junius, Mayor (Burgomaster) of Bamberg to his fourteen-year-old daughter Veronica. He has been tortured and is about to be burned as a witch. This letter appears on the internet under Witchcraze Bamberg 1628.
Veronica appeals to Prince Bishop von Dornheim, the religious

Overview

This story begins in 1628 in Bamberg, Franconia, North Bavaria with a letter from Johannes Junius, Mayor (Burgomaster) of Bamberg to his fourteen-year-old daughter Veronica. He has been tortured and is about to be burned as a witch. This letter appears on the internet under Witchcraze Bamberg 1628.
Veronica appeals to Prince Bishop von Dornheim, the religious and civil ruler of the area. She is abused and scheduled to die herself. She escapes and joins a small group that itself is fleeing from religious persecution.
Their journey takes three years and winds up in Amsterdam, Holland. Here Veronica, despite the prejudice because she is a woman, blossoms as both a merchant and trader. She joines a trading company, marries the founder's son and looses both. Veronica then turns her efforts to trading with the newly settled colonies. Here she finds happiness, success and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033241453
Publisher:
Gordon Swartzfager
Publication date:
05/02/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
944,369
File size:
227 KB

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Meet the Author

Gordon Swartzfager is 85 years old; lives in Denver Colorado; and has been happily married to the same woman for 61 years. When he graduated from college in 1951 he wanted to write books. But he didn't want to starve in some attic while he was trying to become a writer. So he started with a newspaper -- then went with increasingly larger companies and agencies doing advertising and public relations work. (One gets a great deal of experience in fiction writing in those situations.) As a hobby he wrote a couple of stories. He never tried to get any published. They just sat around in his computer until he heard about Smashwords. What you see here is some of the old stuff -- new stuff is on the way.

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