C. F. Yetmen is a writer and consultant specializing in architecture and design. She is co-author of The Owner’s Dilemma: Driving Success and Innovation in the Design and Construction Industry and a former publisher of Texas Architect magazine. The Roses Underneath is her first novel. Visit C.F. at http://www.cfyetmen.com
August 1945, Wiesbaden, Germany. With the country in ruins, Anna Klein, displaced and separated from her beloved husband, struggles to support herself and her six-year old daughter Amalia. Her typing job at the Collecting Point for the US Army's Monuments Men is the only thing keeping her afloat. Charged with securing Nazi-looted art and rebuilding Germany's monuments, the Americans are on the hunt for stolen treasures. But after the horrors of the war, Anna wants only to hide from the truth and rebuild a life with her family. When the easy-going architect Captain Henry Cooper recruits her as his reluctant translator, the two of them stumble on a mysterious stash of art in a villa outside of town. Cooper's penchant for breaking the rules capsizes Anna's tenuous security and propels her into a search for elusive truth and justice in a world where everyone is hiding something. In her debut novel, C.F. Yetmen tells a story of loss and reconciliation in a shattered world coming to terms with war and its aftermath.