Texas Author Releases Historical Fiction Novel About World War II

Author, Betty Byron is pleased to announce the promotion of her historical fiction WWII novel, Within the Walls of Santo Tomas.

Georgetown, TX, October 19, 2012 --(PR.com)-- This gripping novel brings to life a story of Japanese internment of American army nurses and allied civilians in Manila during WWII. Overcoming adversity and death defying odds - this engaging tale keeps the reader on the edge of their seat, building on true accounts of secret agents, a maniacal Japanese doctor, and the brutal commandant. This timeless novel gives the reader an intimate view of the relationships, determination, and survival of the nurses and other internees during their battle to stay alive and triumph over evil - Within The Walls of Santo Tomas.

Travel back to 1942, when twenty-eight-year-old Molly Martin's life was changed forever. She and other army nurses and soldiers are taken from Corregidor to Manila, where they are imprisoned by the Japanese within the walls of Santo Tomas University with innocent US and Allied civilians. Molly leads the nurses in establishing a hospital in the former gymnasium, and they attempt to make the best of things.

Three long years passed and the American forces drew closer. On February 3, 1945 a flight of five American planes flew low over Santo Tomas. An object fell from one of them - pilot's goggles. A hastily scrawled note stuffed inside read Roll out the barrel, Christmas comes today or tomorrow – the announcement of the coming liberation of the internees.

Book Information:
Within the Walls of Santo Tomas
Author: Betty Byron with Cassius Mullen
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 978-1617773747
Pages: 376
Published: July 2011

About The Author:
Betty Byron is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio. Following graduation she married a career military officer and spent the ensuing years traveling throughout the contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, United Kingdom and Continental Europe. In addition, her husband served in South Korea and Vietnam, and visited Japan and Hong Kong. After her husband’s retirement, Betty decided to write novels based on their impressions from years of travel. She now resides with her husband in Texas.

For more information, review copies, or interviews please contact the author at:

Betty Byron
E-mail: cashandbetty@aol.com
Website: http://www.ReadByron.com

Within the Walls of Santo Tomas is available for purchase online through the author’s website, from the publisher, Amazon.com, BN.com and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.
Betty Byron
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