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The Risk: Forbidden Love Behind the Iron Curtain (English)

Based on true events, this is a thriller of a story. Kristina has grown up in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). Being a model citizen, the Secret Police, Stasi, has been only quietly frightening background noise to her. But when she falls in love with an American man, she discovers just how all-powerful, intimidating, and aggressive a police state can be for those who challenge the system.  A great read that you will not want to put down.

Jacqueline Keller, Ph.D., Author of “Death Valley: A Winter’s Journey”

What would you do for love? Kristina risked everything. Can the love between a man and a woman change history? It did for Kristina and Will. This historically relevant tale will shake up your values and challenge your soul. Let Kristina’s courageous story inspire you to find within yourself what it takes to follow your heart. A story of historical, political, social, and personal significance.

Barbara Young, Author of   “The Heart that Rocks Health Care”


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The Risk Forbidden Love Behind the Iron Curtain

The Adventure (German)

The story of an exit

The book tells not only about the arduous path of a life decision, but also about the search of a young woman for love. The author details an important historical era of German history.


The book was published in German by NOTschriften Verlag, Radebeul / Dresden, and is available from , and as both a paperback and as an

e-book. ISBN 978-3-940200-68-6.

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   BStU Leipzig      DDN Online       Gerald Eggert 

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Adventure in America (German)

Fresh start abroad

How can Kristina and her children gain a foothold in the United States? How can the love between the German and the American withstand the difficulties? 

This autobiographical book tells of a new beginning in a foreign world and the power of love to handle the future.

Available in German by and as paperback and as e-book. 

ISBN 978-3-945481-07-3.

 Excerpt - Adventure in a Foreign Land (in German) 

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   Vorschau & Rückblick     Halberstädter Volksstimme 

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Unforgettable Japan (German)

Experiences in the land of the rising sun

Let yourself be whisked away to a country that still seems to be a mystery to visitors, and enjoy the numerous photos that put a particularly attractive stamp on the book.

Available in German at and

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