Natalia by Kenneth Rosenberg
Born into poverty in the heart of Eastern Europe, Natalia Nicolaeva dreams of a better life. When she is offered a job abroad, however, the promise of the outside world is as terrifying as it is thrilling. Natalia gathers the courage to leave her tiny village but it doesn’t take long before her worst fears are confirmed. Soon she is fighting, first for her honor and then for her life. After enlisting the help of a nefarious war criminal in hiding, Natalia puts the bad guys on notice; messing with her was the biggest mistake they've ever made.
This is a novel about the pain in the hearts of those made to suffer, the power of family to heal, and ultimately the grit of one girl determined to survive. "Natalia" is likely to appeal to fans of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" series.
Kenneth Rosenberg is a California writer whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Surfer Magazine and other publications. Kenneth attended UCLA where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature.
To support himself while writing, Kenneth has worked at a wide variety of jobs, including stints as a journalist, merchant seaman, photographer, diving guide and snowboarding instructor among others. He has spent time living and writing in various far-flung locations throughout the world, including Portugal, Australia, Estonia and Hungary. He is also the author of two romance novels, "No Cure for the Broken Hearted" and "Sweet Ophelia" as well as the non-fiction, "Memoirs of a Starving Artist: An Itinerant Writer's Journey through an Unconventional Life."
When he is not writing, Kenneth spends his time surfing, snowboarding and traveling the world on a shoestring.