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 Mark Sullivan's captivating novel, "The Last Green Valley", readers embark on an enthralling journey through a future America where environmental degradation has reached alarming levels.

The protagonist, Evelyn Green, finds herself caught between her unwavering commitment to environmental activism and her deep-rooted connections to her family's logging business in the beautiful but threatened Green Valley.

As Evelyn delves deeper into her activism, she uncovers a web of corporate greed and political deceit that extends far beyond her hometown. She joins forces with a dedicated group of activists, determined to protect the valley and its irreplaceable natural resources.

Amidst intense protests and escalating tensions, Evelyn faces the agonizing choice between severing ties with her family's legacy or compromising her principles. Her struggle epitomizes the profound conflicts that arise when environmental preservation clashes with economic interests.

"The Last Green Valley" is a thought-provoking exploration of humanity's relationship with the environment. Sullivan masterfully weaves a compelling narrative with rich characters, delving into themes of family, loyalty, and the indomitable spirit of those fighting for a sustainable future.

This novel is a must-read for anyone concerned about the environmental crisis and its far-reaching implications. It offers a poignant reminder of the urgency to address climate change and strive towards a harmonious coexistence between humanity and the natural world.