The Phoenix
The Phoenix

The Phoenix

The Story of a Love That Endured the Winds of World War II


368 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9780824599157

Price: $19.95


A tender love story plays out against the exciting backdrop of World War II in this historical romance

On the enchanting Greek island of Lesbos, currently suffering a brutal Nazi occupation, olive heiress Nina Cambas is torn between her religious calling to the convent and her love for Danny, a brave American serviceman whose missions occasionally take him to concentration camps. Can their love endure the war and Nina's sense of duty? This gripping, spiritually informed love story, set amidst the turbulence and tragedy of World War II and the Holocaust, will appeal to fans of historical romances and military history alike.


"From his days as a child in Greece, fighting the Nazis who occupied his island, Kalellis has drawn lessons from experience. Now 88, he has been a psychotherapist to hundreds and author of many books, both psychological and spiritual. This remarkable man has drawn deep and eloquent lessons from long and varied experience. He stands today as a repository of wisdom about life, a treasure awaiting all who will read." —Frank J. Esposito, former President, Kean University, New Jersey

"From a prolific writer of psycho-spiritual self-help books comes a second captivating novel about a grieving father who leaves the United States, a country he loves, and returns with his young orphaned daughter to Greece, the land of his origin. Here he finds a loving and supportive sister who helps to raise his daughter. While the Nazi invasion paralyzes the nation, lovers of freedom patiently transcend the horror and cruelty, believing that life must be celebrated." —Ernie Anastos, TV Anchor, FOX News, NYC. 

Author Biography

Peter Kalellis was born in Philadelphia in 1926, but grew up in Greece on the island of Lesbos, where he endured the Nazi occupation. He returned to America in 1946, where he earned advanced degrees in education and psychology from Princeton University and the Andover Newton School of Psychology. He is the author of many books on psychology and Eastern Orthodox spirituality.