In The Prodigal Sons, readers aren’t left wondering how Emmy feels about Jakob’s choices. If you’ve ever wanted to get inside Jake’s head and don’t want to wait until Gott Mit Uns Book 3 releases to do that, here’s your chance!
Welcome to Novel PASTimes! We are pleased you stopped by today.
Thank you for having me.
Tell me about your name, Jakob.
I don’t actually like to be called Jakob. It was given to me at Christening, but my full name is Jakob Helmuth Wilhelm Schmidt, and these days my comrades all know me as Helmuth.
Why the change?
Well, Jakob is tooreligious. God’s never done much good for me. Besides, if you know anything about the times I’m living in, it’s just not a good name to have. On the other hand, Helmuth is a combination of two old German words. “Helm” is a covering or protection, and “muth” denotes spirit or courage.
Sounds like that’s the image you want to portray.
Fascinating. Well, Helmuth, tell us something about where you live.
I was born in Munich, Germany in 1916 and lived there until 1934 when…
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