Richard McMaster, Author
Stories of Life and Love

Aaron's War

Aaron Vanko enlists to fight the Nazis, but the Iowa farm boy is conflicted over whether he can kill another human. Hours before being deployed, Aaron discovers he is a Jew, further disrupting his sense of self. Despite his moral dilemma, Aaron carries out his patriotic duty. He returns haunted by nightmares, and then flees Iowa to protect his loved ones from himself.

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Shadow in the Night

Shadow in the Night

Richard McMaster

When we embrace our shadow we become whole

Luke and Elizabeth were living the dream and Christmas was just twelve days away. Luke’s day started out so well, everyone was in the Christmas spirit, important decisions had been made and this Christmas was going to be special. That same day Luke loses his job and before they can talk she receives a call and rushes to be with her dying mother. Left alone, feeling deserted, Luke faces thoughts ...

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Voyage of Life

Richard McMaster

A Story of Life and Love

Forty-eight years is a long time and even a longer time to miss the woman you love.   The Voyage of Life story is told as the Robert Cole Voyage of Life paintings are described by the woman he loves: Childhood, Youth, Manhood and Old Age.  The paintings become a metaphor for Sean’s life–the verdant landscape and calm waters of childhood become turbulent in youth and then early in manhood the shores turn rocky ...

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Forrest and Allie believed they found love in a previous life, and being born again was a game of hide and seek to find each other in plain sight, seeking their better halves, united and whole. When tragedy strikes, Forrest makes a pact to find her killer, raise their daughter and find peace by joining her in the ever after.

A Love Divided By Time is one part The Notebook, one part suspenseful psychopath story, and one ...

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