In 1943, Aaron was born in the small fine city of Reno, far removed from Europe where a devastating WW11 was raging. He was supposed to be safe but his mother was of German origin, the nation of the Nazis bringing war upon others. It wasn’t long before Aaron found himself running away from continuous mob attacks.
Life in the little but beautiful city of Reno won’t be the same again for Aaron. However, he was determined to survive the onslaughts and do exploits.
Characters in the book are Francis, Emily, Amelia, Tony, Eva, Delores, and Edna among others.
This book completes a trilogy that includes two previous editions with the same title. A fascinating factor to note is that this isn’t a work of fiction because the events actually happened to real people over the ages, including the author. Just like the other two before it, this edition of The Everlasting Spring is highly informative and also enjoyable to read.
The Everlasting Spring creates a vivid picture of what the United States used to be like in the 1940’s and earlier—it’s the sort of book that leaves nostalgic memories in the mind of the reader!
BIO: Frank Audrain (Author Francis Audrain) is a direct descendant of patriots whose North American patriarch was a Franco-Viking.
Pierre “Peter” Audrain came to the New World from Normandy and entered the British Colony of Pennsylvania before the American Revolutionary War. He fought for Independence from England and had sons, grandsons and great-grandsons who fought in every American conflict since, ending with Frank’s worldwide service as a United States Marine, West Point Cadet, and well decorated Airborne-Ranger, Infantry Officer.
In November of 1989 as the “Cold War” with Russia was ending, Frank and his family returned to civilian life in the American West, where he began a second career in the corporate banking business, with First Interstate Bank of Nevada. Frank knew about Wells Fargo Bank, it’s brand, and it’s history. His great grand-parents came West in the California Gold Rush, as the legendary company was founded. They travelled in the company’s Concord Stagecoaches, and for many long years, were loyal Wells Fargo branch customers. Thus in 1996, when Frank was urged to join the company’s eastward expansion he boarded the Stagecoach without any hesitation.
In September of 2001, the Audrain family began another relocation. It was their sixteenth family move since Dana and Frank were married at West Point, in June of 1968. And from the Wells Fargo Center, in downtown Minneapolis, Frank reached out in two directions, to extend Wells Fargo’s Commercial Banking Division from the Continental Divide to the Atlantic Coast; and when the final mergers, acquisitions and integrations had been completed, the Audrain’s “stepped down from the Stagecoach” to begin another, new life.
After slowing down, catching up with some personal and family interests, and enjoying the time to do a deep-dive of reflection, Frank began his third vocation writing short stories for magazines–and The Everlasting Spring: Beyond Olympus trilogy soon emerged, from a recommendation by the editor of a popular magazine publishing house in New York: “We loved your short story about the Man Who Loved Blue Star…and hope you will expand it as a trilogy.”
With that, Frank became Author Francis Audrain with the same drive in a remarkable life, and a world-wide view, seeking true history, as a risk taker who never hesitated to “go for the gusto” with challenges, as a youth, and beyond, was ready and willing to offer literary prose with a purpose, a reason, and exceptional meaning for readers who love authentic historical fiction inspired by actual events–involving heroic men and women–enhanced by a variety of sub-genres, adding interest and variety for adults who want open-minded wisdom and enlightenment, replete with “food for thought” regarding human nature, war and peace, and the reality of real people seeking pathways to happiness with everlasting truth, and true love.