Maria Johnsen

Roses and Chocolates - New Historical Fiction Book Focuses on a Love Story in World War II


Trondheim City, Norway -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/16/2014 -- Maria Johnsen, the author of "Roses And Chocolates" (ISBN 9781500499662), recounts in her new historical fiction book the tale of two young people. A moving story of love, fearlessness and redemption that will keep readers holding their breath with suspense until the final moving pages!

“This book is based on a true story of my relatives in world war II" said Johnsen, the author, and founder of Golden Way Media, a Norwegian media company located in Trondheim.

“Many may think that war is an old story and we should move on. The purpose of writing this book was to reveal the heroic life of thousands of men, women and children who lost their lives so that we live in a better world. I have been writing nonfiction books related to technical aspects of technology until I felt that it is about time to talk about real people. Nothing good comes out of war and battles. As John Steinbeck said: “All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.” I hope my book can help people to appreciate the gifts of life and love each other. So that our future children around the world have a better living situation. In my book i did not try to take sides. I did not write about how evil Hitler was and how wonderful his opponents were in Europe." said Johnsen.

Hans, a German Secret Service Officer, is forced to leave his pregnant girlfriend, Veronika, behind when he is called to fulfill his Nazi SS Officer duties. While he is away, Veronika is discovered helping the Jews. Forced to flee, Veronika and her unborn child go into hiding leaving the love of her life behind. Many years will pass before their lives come in contact again when the son they had crosses paths with the father they were forced to leave behind.

"Roses and Chocolates" is available online at, Createcpace, Goodreads and other fine retailers worldwide. Wholesale distribution is also available through Ingram.

About Maria Johnsen
Maria Johnsen has a Master of Science degree in Human, Computer Interaction/Computer Sciences from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her professional background and education is diverse and includes skills in areas such as multilingual digital marketing and content writing, software design and development. In addition, she possesses the experience and education in the management of complex Information Systems. Also, she is fully fluent in seven human languages and possess experience in language instruction, tutoring, and translation. She has developed a unique teaching method for fast learning. This method is applied in China and Norway. Maria writes fiction and nonfiction books in her spare time.

Address: Urdavei 5
7033 Trondheim Norway
phone: +47 90612731
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