American Dreams (Paperback)
What Would You Do for the Love of Your Family?
From Bohemia all the way to Nebraska, the Karella Family had many challenges afterthey moved to America but none that would test their family like World War II.
In a time when all your peers are trusting technology to tell the story of their ancestors, Gwen Karella Mathis discovered her roots naturally through family stories, intense research, and intimate interviews. After years of organizing her research and stories, she's written an inspiring narrative on the courage, bravery, and hard work it takes to realize a dream worth living.
In this second book of A Family Born in the Land of Promise Trilogy, we pick up where A Bohemian Dream left off-with the end of Anton J. Karella's generation, leading into the story of Ambrose Jerome Karella and his romance with the young Delora Lucy Holt.
This incredible (and oftentimes shocking) love story will give you hope that no matter how the world tries to push you down, the love of your family will pull you back up every time. And as their children grow up, you'll also get to experience the sweet and endearing love story of their son, Ambrose James Karella, and Betty Le Rossow, a love that blossomed despite the hard times the world went through during World War II.
This is not only a story of an incredibly resilient family, but it will take you on a seemingly impossible journey through an economic depression, a devastating war, triumphant love, heartbreaking grief, and new beginnings as the Karella Family proves times and time again they can survive just about anything with love, patriotism, good Bohemian food, faith, and a remarkable family by their sides.