For Beau: The Sarah Ashdown Story
PERTH, Australia – Simon Gandossi has always been fascinated by history. Coupled with his equal passion for writing, he narrates a tale of resilience, of survival and of determination as he shares the story of Sarah Ashdown. “For Beau” (published by Xlibris AU) follows the life of the heroine as she displays courage like no other.
Sarah Ashdown’s insurmountable guilt and remorse over the death of a young girl sets in motion one of the most unbelievable stories of World War II. An ordinary housewife who defied the odds to become one of the most wanted women in occupied Europe, her story of determination and courage will shock and inspire those who read it.
Gandossi, through Sarah’s story, takes readers back to the past and allows them to experience the same feelings and emotions as the main character (and of the people who lived during those times). The author’s seamless storytelling allows readers to empathize with Sarah and better understand her mantra of “never giving up on something one really want to do despite the risks.” Not only touching on the emotional side, this book also showcases different aspects of life in Britain, occupied France and in Germany.
“I want everyone to take a step back in time when they read my books,” Gandossi candidly shares. “Every book should take the reader on a journey. With my dedication to preserving history I know that each and every person will begin that journey from the very first word.”
About the Author
Simon Gandossi is a historical fiction author who was born and raised in Western Australia. From an early age, he has discovered a passion for history and writing. It is that passion combined with his desire to bring to light different aspects of the past that makes him a unique writer. There are a lot of people who give up so much to follow their dreams and Gandossi is no different. To become a professional writer is difficult but his hard work and determination has seen him develop from an amateur to a full time writer in just a few years.