Sarona, by Helmut Glenk (2011)

Helmut Glenk, the Australian-born son of German Templars deported as enemy aliens from Palestine to Australia, has made a thorough study of his Templar background and published two historical woks about Templar settlements in Palestine and Kenya.

Drawing on the stories his parents told him of life in a Templar colony in present-day Tel Aviv, he imagined a forbidden love between a German youth and a Jewish girl during turbulent times.

Helmut engaged Ian Grinblat to edit the work and together, during regular meetings, they revised the language and reviewed and amended the plot in order to credibly develop the characters within the historical times.