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Newly released historical novel tells tragic World War II love story and closely examines the importance of virtuous and corrupt intentions. A young German woman's life changes forever during World War II when she falls in love with an American soldier whose life she saves; historically accurate events in both Germany and the U.S. are interwoven throughout the book Jϋrgen D. Beck explores the topics of vice and virtue in his new historical novel The Intent. This heartfelt and poignant story, at its core, asks readers to ponder the following question: What is the intent of the heart? Notes Beck, “To some extent, the book is born from my need to reconcile postwar years in my native Germany as a young boy.” To that end, Beck’s novel returns readers to Germany during World War II.