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Make It Do - Clothing in World War II, on Sarah Sundin's blog

Make It Do – Clothing in World War II

During World War II, the United States didn’t ration clothing as the United Kingdom and many other nations did, but restrictions were applied, and fashions adapted to use less fabric. Why Clothing? Eleven million men and women served in the US military during the war, and they all needed uniforms. This strained the country’s supply of fabric, particularly wool, and the garment manufacturing system. Since Japan pr... Read Article

Until Leaves Fall in Paris Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to all of you who helped celebrate the release of Until Leaves Fall in Paris by entering – and sharing about! – my release day giveaway! There were 1153 (!) entries, and the winner is… Leah Zimmerman! Congratulations, Leah! I’ll email you so I can send out your package.... Read Article

Until Leaves Fall in Paris Release Day Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of Until Leaves Fall in Paris, I’m giving away a prize pack of items related to the story! Come join me on Facebook Live Video on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 11 am PST/2 pm EST where I’ll describe the items and their significance to the story! The video will be available for viewing afterward as well. To celebrate this novel about an American ballerina-turned-bookstore-owner and an Ame... Read Article

Winter in Wartime Paris

Bonjour! We may not be able to travel to France this year, but we’d like to invite you to journey across France with us through our World War II novels. I’m teaming up with Melanie Dobson and Liz Tolsma (two of my favorite authors!) for the Winter in France Giveaway from January 22-29, 2022! We’re kicking off today, January 22, with a Facebook Live event on Liz Tolsma’s page at 10 am PST/1 p... Read Article
Books in World War II, on Sarah Sundin's blog

Books in World War II

Books in World War II Books and reading played a vital and surprising role in World War II in the United States, involving civilians in the war effort, increasing morale in the military, and spreading democratic values at home and abroad. When the United States entered World War II in 1941, the average American soldier had an eleventh-grade education and didn’t read for pleasure. Hardback books cost $2, which were ... Read Article
Pre-order Until Leaves Fall in Paris and Receive Goodies!

Pre-Order Until Leaves Fall in Paris and Receive Goodies!

Until Leaves Fall in Paris is coming February 1, 2022! My publisher, Revell Books, and I have put together a fun package of goodies for anyone who pre-orders a copy (or has already done so) and enters by January 30, 2022! You can pre-order at your local bookstore or online (find links here). Any version counts, including e-books! Baker Book House has an amazing pre-order deal (40% off, plus free shipping)! As my than... Read Article

Make It Do – Tire Rationing in World War II

During World War II, rationing was a large part of life on the United States Home Front. Tires were the first items to be rationed. Rubber Shortage The Japanese conquered the prime rubber producing nations of Malaya and the Dutch East Indies from January to March of 1942, eliminating 91% of America’s rubber supply. Since cargo ships were needed for military purposes, the ability to import rubber from South Amer... Read Article

Remember Pearl Harbor Tour – From Tragedy to Triumph

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II. In 2016 I was privileged to visit Pearl Harbor with my husband. This week I’m sharing photographs from our visit, plus some historical background. I hope these posts help you reflect on the gravity of the attack and the sacrifice of the 2403 servicemen and civilians who died that day. Let’s neve... Read Article

Remember Pearl Harbor Tour – The US Navy’s Role at Pearl Harbor

  Today marks the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II. In 2016 I was privileged to visit Pearl Harbor with my husband. This week I’m sharing photographs from our visit, plus some historical background. I hope these posts help you reflect on the gravity of the attack and the sacrifice of the 2403 servicemen and civilians who died that day. Let’s ne... Read Article

Remember Pearl Harbor Tour – Aviation During the Attack

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II. In 2016 I was privileged to visit Pearl Harbor with my husband. This week I’m sharing photographs from our visit, plus some historical background. I hope these posts help you reflect on the gravity of the attack and the sacrifice of the 2403 servicemen and civilians who died that day. Let’... Read Article
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