What Remains of Love won first place in the Women’s Fiction category of the Firebird Book Awards, was named a finalist by the American Book Fest in the General Fiction category, and is a 2023 HEMINGWAY Book Awards Finalist for 20th Century Wartime Fiction.

“Heartbreaking, eye-opening, and unputdownable, readers will cherish the words on each page as they follow the story through the eyes of Emilie and Kate.”

Kristi Elizabeth, Manhattan Book Review

“Beautifully written and timely, What Remains of Love perfectly blends one family’s history with today’s times. A five-star book by Suzanne Trauth that gives deep insight into two generations and the depth of love and sacrifice made to honor a promise. Beautifully done.”

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“Trauth’s novel builds on several subtle layers that beautifully blend to create a profoundly moving story. A phenomenal story of life and everlasting love, What Remains of Love will remain with readers long after the last page. Highly recommended.”

S. Hinrichs, Chanticleer Review

What Remains of Love has all the ingredients to make up an emotionally driven story about family, secrets, and unrequited love…The flawless character development was the cherry on top—a book worthy of five stars!

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What Remains of Love really was a bittersweet story of love lost and found, the sacrifices we make, and ultimately, how even the smallest choices can create ripple effects into the present, future, and beyond. This is a definite five-star experience!

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