They have two sons and, at last count, four lovely grandchildren. House and garden, their own small piece of paradise, are a work in progress, shared by Joey, the current cat-in-residence.
Both love to travel and her husband is an avid tennis player and curler. Aside from family and garden Ursula also volunteers a little. And, of course, she is a writer.
M. H. Achmann’s first novel, Julian’s Crusade is available in both soft cover and electronic form.
Julian, younger son of the Duke of Montguyon, against the stern warnings of his famous father, dreams of knighthood and honor, as a means to escape the ill-will of his older brother Armand. He is fostered and knighted at the royal court of Navarre, is chosen to escort his adored mistress Berengaria to Messina, to marry Richard I.
Circumstances draw him ever deeper into the futile endeavor of the third crusade. With his friends and a group of Templars he escorts Richard homeward. The king is kidnapped. Julian is shot by a poacher’s arrow and forced to seek refuge at a castle on the Rhine. Gudrun, the count’s daughter and betrothed by age-old custom, nurses him back to health after a lengthy struggle.
Determined to follow his chivalric oath, Julian leaves for France, hears of his father’s puzzling hunting accident and later the imminent siege of the far-off German castle, financed by his brother Armand. Honor bound, Julian races to help his new friends defeat their enemy. After returning home, the two brothers finally meet face to face.
This exciting story will keep you riveted until the very last page, and you can order it from Amazon in printed form or in Kindle format by clicking on the appropriate link:
If you click on Ms. Achmann’s picture at the top of this page, you will be taken directly to her personal website.