Roy M. Griffis – Storyteller

I greeted the New Year a little unhappy

As, in the middle of my vacation, I caught my annual cold (and that virus was a tenacious bastard, let me tell you).  But, 2019 is gonna be great.

Hint:  New covers.


Hint two:  new blurbs.

“The Old World”

A soldier fights for his soul in the trenches of France.  A field hospital nurse battles death every day.  Are duty and honor enough of a reason to go on in the hell of a world at war?

A mere mile from the blood-drenched front lines, Russian refugee and nurse Charlotte Braninov encounters English Lieutenant Robert Fitzgerald, who helps her save the life of another soldier.  Robert’s calm, courtly manner lingers in Charlotte’s mind, a comforting memory amid the deluge of suffering that surrounds her when she returns to the hospital.

Wounded during an unauthorized mission of mercy, Robert Fitzgerald finds himself demoted to a Medical Supply Officer, where he once more meets the brave young Russian nurse.  When Charlotte volunteers to help the Lieutenant learn about his duties in this new life of service, a quiet friendship blooms and love grows in that harshest of soils, even as the war rages on.  But human cruelty and endemic disease claw at their lives.  Can love survive in a world torn by warfare, greed, and deception?

The Old Worlda novel that readers are calling “deeply moving,” “stunning,” and “magnificent, is the first volume of the By the Hands of Men series.  Epic historical fiction by Roy M. Griffis, the saga sweeps across four continents in a gripping tale of fate, loss, redemption, and love.


More hints to come later.

Oh, yeah…I’m over the cold, thanks for asking.

2 thoughts on “I greeted the New Year a little unhappy”

  1. I think it was a good decision to redesign the covers. I was a graphic designer for years, & though I’m retired now, I still have good trained eye I believe. I find this new cover much more compelling; the image of the woman adds mystery, the war graphic is more compelling, & the font & style is more open & inviting. Love the sepia & red as well. 👍🏼

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