What We May Be

A Story of Hope, Love, and Triumph in a World Torn Apart

From the Author of the Best-Selling Novel, The Loyal Angel, comes a heartwarming tale based on the real life of a true American hero.

Poor. Immigrant. Small. Weak.

All those words described Joe, a second-generation American growing up in rural Minnesota who, although keenly intelligent, didn’t have much else going for him. Things only get worse when his father dies and leaves his mother with a farm saddled with debt.

But Joe is a fighter.

Whether it’s standing up to the bullies at school, helping his family survive the Great Depression, or responding to the call when America is attacked at Pearl Harbor, he has always done what he feels is right, standing up for the weak and oppressed.


When he and his B-17 crew are shot down during a bombing run over Nazi Europe, Joe makes a fateful decision. He steers his crippled plane for Slovenia, the country his parents immigrated from. He still speaks the language, and if he can communicate with the locals, he might just get some help.

Now, wounded and hunted, Joe must marshal all his strength and wits if he is to lead his men back to Allied lines.

Can he evade the Nazis and get his men to safety?

Praise for What We May Be

Reader Reviews:

G. M. Rayford

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Perseverance can propel you to greatness

The story captures you from the very first page and holds you hostage until the ending. I wholeheartedly rate this book 5 stars. Nathan Crocker has done it again. I would recommend this book be added to your literary collection. I am not usually a fan of war stories, but the story line was totally unexpected. Told from the why point of view put a new slant on the story line. Great job!!!

David and Vickie
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Heartwarming, inspiring story

Courage, determination, ingenuity, honor... these traits are what sets men and women apart from those who embrace tyranny. It was those also the traits found in those who helped defeat the Nazi armies and freed those opposed the evil of Hitler.

Unnamed Kindle Customer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ What we may be

All who read this will love Joe and his soldiers. Well written and I felt like I was there with them. I wish I knew them.

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