The Last Green Valley: A Novel

The Last Green Valley: A Novel

by Mark Sullivan (Author)

“Mark Sullivan has done it again! The Last Green Valley is a compelling and inspiring story of heroism and courage in the dark days at the end of World War II.” ―Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author

From the author of the #1 bestseller Beneath a Scarlet Sky comes a new historical novel inspired by one family’s incredible story of daring, survival, and triumph.

In late March 1944, as Stalin’s forces push into Ukraine, young Emil and Adeline Martel must make a terrible decision: Do they wait for the Soviet bear’s intrusion and risk being sent to Siberia? Or do they reluctantly follow the wolves―murderous Nazi officers who have pledged to protect “pure-blood” Germans?

The Martels are one of many families of German heritage whose ancestors have farmed in Ukraine for more than a century. But after already living under Stalin’s horrifying regime, Emil and Adeline decide they must run in retreat from their land with the wolves they despise to escape the Soviets and go in search of freedom.

Caught between two warring forces and overcoming horrific trials to pursue their hope of immigrating to the West, the Martels’ story is a brutal, complex, and ultimately triumphant tale that illuminates the extraordinary power of love, faith, and one family’s incredible will to survive and see their dreams realized.

In the heart of a lush and verdant valley, nestled amidst rolling hills and shimmering rivers, lies the enchanting town of Greenhaven. Once a vibrant and thriving community, Greenhaven now stands on the brink of ruin, its idyllic landscape marred by the relentless march of industrialization. The air, once pure and fresh, is now thick with the acrid fumes of factories, and the once-pristine waters of the river are now tainted by toxic waste.

Amidst this growing despair, a young woman named Anya emerges as a beacon of hope. With her unwavering determination and unyielding spirit, she embarks on a quest to save her beloved valley from impending destruction. Armed with knowledge and a burning passion for justice, Anya rallies the townspeople, uniting them against the powerful and ruthless industrialists who seek to exploit Greenhaven's natural resources for their own selfish gain.

As Anya delves deeper into the web of deceit and corruption that plagues her town, she uncovers a sinister plot that extends far beyond the borders of Greenhaven. A powerful corporation, driven by greed and unquenchable thirst for profit, is pulling the strings behind the scenes, orchestrating a devastating plan to strip the valley of its natural beauty and reduce it to a barren wasteland.

With time running out and the fate of Greenhaven hanging in the balance, Anya and her newfound allies must navigate a treacherous path filled with danger and betrayal. They face fierce opposition from the corporation's henchmen, who stop at nothing to silence those who dare to stand in their way. But Anya's unwavering belief in the power of unity and the indomitable spirit of the human heart fuels her determination to prevail against insurmountable odds.

"The Last Green Valley" by Mark Sullivan is a captivating tale that weaves together elements of environmental activism, corporate greed, and the enduring power of human resilience. It is a poignant reminder of the urgent need to protect our planet and the devastating consequences that can arise when we turn a blind eye to the destructive impacts of unchecked industrialization.


458 pages