BOOKS BY WILMONT KREIS
Six years after the American Civil War ended, six-year-old Philomene sees her mother die horribly in childbirth. Soon she is sent from her home near Detroit to Belle-River, Canada, where, following a series of moves to various families and convents, she ultimately finds a stable home near the place of her birth and marries a young man.
Together they build a successful farm and begin a family. We follow her through Prohibition, the Great Depression, and two World Wars, raising a large and varied family through the best and the worst of times. All along, she is comforted and stimulated by a simple rag doll that was the single great gift of her childhood. Based on a true story, it’s a tale of the highest and lowest points of a long life. You will not want to miss it!
If you enjoyed 1634-Return to the New World, The Beaver Wars, Fearful Passage North, The Allard Series, or other novels by Dr. Kreis, you will love this one.
Historical Fiction Thriller
As with all these books, Fearful Passage North is available on Kindle and in print at Amazon.com.
1704, Deerfield Massachusetts—the limits of the American frontier. Seeking a normal adolescence, it is the chance meeting of a strange young man that puts excitement into Elizabeth (Lizzie) Price’s life leading to romance and a marriage not entirely embraced by her Puritan community.
During one of New England’s harshest winters, when she has just begun her wonderful new life, Lizzie and her community are violently wrenched into chaos when an army of Indians and their French military supporters burn the village and kill or capture half of its occupants. Led by leather lashes around their necks, the captives are marched for a month on a fearful passage north through the winter wilderness of Vermont to the relative metropolis of Montréal. In this totally foreign setting of French-Canadian Catholicism Lizzie is forced to find a new life.
Not only a journey through the frozen wild, but a journey through the cultures of Puritan New England, American Indian and French-Canadian Catholic—all so different, yet so hauntingly similar.
If you enjoyed the Allard Series and Kreis’ ability to bring history to life, you will love Fearful Passage North.
The Labyrinth - As with all these books, The Labyrinth is available on Kindle and in print.
As sexy as she is intelligent, Janique Halstrom found the perfect job marketing home healthcare for the elderly. Not only is she highly paid, but her company is wonderful—patients, their families, physicians, and employees love it—and based on payments, even Medicare seems to love it. Ariadne Health claims to help guide seniors through the labyrinth of healthcare.
Tony Evans finds himself widowed, retired and well-to-do at an early age. Just as he and Janique are developing the perfect relationship, a few irregularities punctuated by the sudden death of a dear mutual friend reveal that Ariadne is just the opposite. They draw the elderly into the labyrinth, at the same time bilking Medicare for billions of dollars.
From the ski slopes of Aspen to the inner city of Detroit, Dr. Kreis’ unique combination of medical knowledge and a knack for storytelling weave another action-packed thriller that will grip the reader to the end.
If you liked The Corridor and The Pain Doc, you are going to love The Labyrinth.
While he and the spectacular Katarina Wynn catapult into the world of mansions, yachts and outrageous incomes, they collect a few unsavory companions as the author leaves The Corridor’s slums of Detroit for the cleaner venue of prosperous suburbs. Here he weaves an exciting and instructive tale in the world of medical fraud and prescription drug addiction where once again it is the job of Gillian Russell and Nicole Allard to intervene, bringing it to justice.
If you enjoyed The Corridor, you will love The Pain Doc—don’t miss it!
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The Corridor - As with all these books, The Corridor is available on Kindle and in print.
The author’s grasp of outrageous medical fraud schemes along with his unique sense of humor, an unforgettable cast of characters and a nail-biting plot make The Corridor a true must-read.
THE ALLARD SAGA
Along with his new wife and her own story of a thrilling, sometimes terrifying voyage to the new world, he begins a family which will help to forge the new civilization. The Allards Book One the New World is the first of eight thrilling books exploring the triumphs and tragedies of this family through history, one generation at a time, from France in 1660 to Detroit in 1950.
All eight books and others by Wilmont Kreis are available in print or Kindle format on Amazon.com
Together in The Allards Book Two The Hunter, they endure the hardships of the wilderness while sharing the exhilaration of exploration and discovery. As they help found such posts as Detroit, Michilimackinac, and New Orleans, they meet the famous and the unknown who will accompany them and their descendants as the Allard Saga continues.
Upon his return, the peace begins to fade as a new war between the European powers draws in North America resulting in the violent fall of Quebec and the beginning of a new era of English rule.
Three years later, the peace is brief as American colonists speak of rebellion. Although the French-Canadians are mixed on their allegiance, many like Jacques are certain they dislike the British and travel east to aid the colonists in their quest for independence.
The epic rebirth of a new city in the wilderness is hampered first by the War of 1812 and finally the world-wide cholera epidemic of 1832. It is during this time that Detroit is transfigured from a military outpost to a true city. Historical figures such as Meriwether Lewis, Augustus Woodward, and Gabriel Richard are accurately portrayed but with the author’s own touch of personalization.
During this significant period of regional growth amid the conflict between proslavery forces of the South and the abolitionist sympathies of Detroit, a group of French-Swiss families leave their homes to join the hordes of European immigrants arriving in Detroit where they blend with the Allards and their neighbors.
As a young adult, Moses Allard leaves the farm for marriage and the city life but eventually returns to the farm weary of labor unrest. While the 19th century comes to a close, the groundwork is laid for Detroit’s famous crime syndicate which will deeply affect the family into the 20th century and Book Eight
Abe’s only child, Gladys, is raised by a father who desperately longs for a son as the lakeside farming community enters the age of suburbia. Marrying and starting her own family, she lives in an exciting era encompassing Prohibition, the Great Depression, two world wars and the emergence of Detroit as the Motor City.
The last in a series of eight historical novels, The Chief continues to bring history to life through the eyes of one family and to be for French-Canadians what Roots is to African-Americans, but readers need not have French-Canadian heritage or be from Detroit to love these books.