“Moral Fibre” has been recognized for its outstanding writing, design and overall market appeal out of thousands of books submitted into the Book Excellence Awards.

In an inspiring tale of historical fiction, Helena P. Schrader tells the story of a man once branded a coward who returns to continue the fight against fascism. Given a second chance, Flying Officer Kit Moran, now a qualified bomber pilot, forms a new crew and together they join the other men of RAF Bomber Command in taking the war to Hitler. In a tribute to those who have perished, Schrader covers the many faces of courage and grief — and the price of survival. 

Moral Fibre was named a Finalist in the Historical category of the Book Excellence Awards. The awards competition is dedicated to recognizing both independent and traditionally published authors and publishers for excellence in writing, design and overall market appeal in over 100 countries around the world.

I hope my readers learn not only about the courage and sacrifices of aircrews in WWII but gain insights valuable to overcoming the challenges of living,” says author Helena P. Schrader. A multi-award-winning talent, Schrader is a prolific author who has written five non-fiction books on historical subjects and twenty historical novels. An established aviation author and expert on the Second World War, Schrader’s goal in writing Moral Fibre was to serve as a beacon of hope for readers facing difficulties or challenges. “This book is about faith and finding a moral compass as well as physical courage. It will hopefully be an inspiration to readers in their life’s struggles and daily battles.”

Moral Fibre is a compelling and meticulously researched historical account of the intricacies of military life in the RAF during WWII. After being labelled LMF, or Lacking in Moral Fibre, for refusing to fly after a disastrous sortie in late 1943, Flying Officer Kit Moran must face his greatest challenge: crewing up and returning to operations. Along with Georgina, his dead friend’s fiancé, Kit must learn to cope with grief, survivor’s guilt, and the burdens of war in the hope that, one day, he’ll feel worthy of his second chance at life and love.

Moral Fibre has received positive reviews from some of the most renowned literary critics, authors, and reviewers around the world. Maincrest Media writes: “A perfect blend of history, romance, and inspiration, Moral Fibre reads as though it isn’t fiction at all, but rather a mesmerizing look into the past.” The Foreign Service Journal calls Moral Fibre “a tribute to those who fought for freedom,” while Chanticleer Reviews praise it as “a riveting read!” Kirkus Reviews concludes, “The two narrative strands beautifully balance each other up to the book’s climax. A richly textured, absorbing war tale that works equally well as a touching love story.”

A vivid, thought-provoking account of one of the most infamous wars in human history, Moral Fibre is a must-read for avid lovers of history. Available for sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online bookstores, readers looking for military fiction with characters who bring history to life are encouraged to purchase their copy directly from the distributor today:

About the Author:

Dr Helena P. Schrader is an established aviation author and expert on the Second World War. She earned her PhD in history from the University of Hamburg with a ground-breaking biography of a leader of the German Resistance to Hitler.

Author of five critically acclaimed historical non-fiction books and twenty historical novels, she has won numerous literary awards, including the Hemingway Award for 20th Century Wartime Fiction. Additionally, she has served as an American diplomat in both Europe and Africa. 

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