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Jerry Snodgrass was born in Butler, Missouri, in 1938. He was raised and went to school in Indianola, Iowa. He entered the military after graduating from high school in 1957, and successfully fulfilled his dreams of serving in the military and federal service traveling to exotic locations for over fifty years. Jerry is a Vietnam Veteran and is a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. His passion for romance during World War II inspired him to write his latest novel, Man from the Sea. He provides exciting reading with a fiction romance novel set in Le Havre, France. Jerry lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Rosemary and their little Yorkie, Stormy.
Le Havre, France—WW II 1943: Galveston, Texas native, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Percy Ward meets French beauty 18-year-old Gabriella Roux in a city park while his Navy ship was in the Le Havre port to assist in repairing the port facilities and civilian houses destroyed during heavy bombing by Allied aircraft. The two strike up a conversation and decide to see each other when Percy’s ship returns to Le Havre. Percy is the commander of a joint commando team that fights the Germans along with a team of French Resistance fighters. A love affair develops between Percy and Gabriella that lasted for over 50 years. Between the war and long absences after the war, he searches and finds Gabriella, and their love affairs expanded. Eventually, illness and the death of Percy he asks a young former U.S. Marine and friend, Harley Masters to fly to Le Havre, France and search for his long-lost love. Follow the war years with Percy engaging in battles fighting alongside his French Resistance fighter friends and the search for Percy’s long lost love, Gabriella. During the search, Harley discovers that Percy has a hidden secret journal documenting hidden events during WW II and post-war adventures.