Esther Royer Ayers
"Flights of the Herons" is published by the Xlibris Corp
Far from being a treatise on birds, “Flights of the Herons” is about people.
Emily Dickinson wrote: "Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul." What else but hope drives the suffering to continue searching for that brightly lit doorway that leads to freedom from oppression?
"Flights of the Herons" binds three members of the Reyher family together in their flights from oppression in a seamless narrative that will keep you spellbound until the very end.
The story is a work of fiction, however, it includes accurate genealogy of Johann Gotthard Reyher, who in 1819 fled the oppression of mandatory mercenary servitude in the German Kingdom of Wuerttemberg to emigrate to the United States. It further contains genealogy of Hans Reyher, who migrated to Wuerttemberg from Switzerland after the Thirty Years’ War. (Reyher means heron in German).
Available in E-book form