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Posts Tagged: World War II novel

Book Beat – Daisies Are Forever by Liz Tolsma

As World War II drew to a close, German civilians lived in horrendous conditions. In Daisies Are Forever, American-born Gisela Cramer is living with her grandfather and cousin in Prussia. But as the Soviets advance, committing atrocities, Gisela flees with her two young nieces. On the road she meets Mitch Edwards, an RAF pilot who… Read more »

Cover Reveal! Where Treetops Glisten

It might be almost 100 degrees here in California, but I’m thinking snow… It’s such a joy to reveal the cover for Where Treetops Glisten, a World War II Christmas novella collection coming from WaterBrook Press September 16, 2014! Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and I have had a blast writing these stories about three siblings… Read more »

Book Beat – Shadowed by Grace by Cara Putman

Italy…World War II…Romance…If you enjoyed these elements in my novel On Distant Shores, here’s a novel you’ll love! Cara Putman‘s Shadowed by Grace introduces photojournalist Rachel Justice as she follows her dream of creating art and telling the story of the war, while searching for the Italian father she’s never met. The Army brass entrusts… Read more »

Book Beat – Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma

What if saving the life of a stranger could cost you your own life? Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma takes place in Nazi-occupied Holland in World War II. Dutch resistance fighter Gerrit Laninga is caught by the Germans and taken to the canal to be executed. But he survives and drags himself to… Read more »

Book Beat – Small Town Girl by Ann Gabhart

What could be more painful than watching the man you love marry your sister? In the fall of 1941, Kate Merritt puts on a properly celebratory smile as her sister Evie marries pastor Mike Champion, the object of Kate’s affections. Meanwhile, the best man, out-of-towner Jay Tanner is intrigued by Kate. Too handsome and charming… Read more »

Book Beat – Pieces of the Heart by Bonnie Calhoun

One of the reasons I enjoy writing about World War II is the vast range of stories to be told. In Pieces of the Heart, Bonnie Calhoun takes a look at the African-American experience at home and abroad. Cordelia Grace has a comfortable life in Pennsylvania and enjoys a close relationship with her grandmother, who is stitching… Read more »

Book Beat – A Quilt for Jenna

Finally a World War II Amish book! When Patrick E. Craig told me about his story last year at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, I couldn’t wait to read A Quilt for Jenna. In 1942, Reuben Springer went against the pacifist teachings of his Amish background and joined the US Marines, but the horrors of… Read more »

Book Giveaway – The Discovery by Dan Walsh

Today I’m giving away a copy of The Discovery by Dan Walsh for three reasons – first of all, I received an extra copy in the mail last week (giveaway time!). Secondly, I’m thrilled to share one of my favorite books of the year. Third, the timing. Seventy years ago this summer, an extraordinary real-life… Read more »

Giveaway Winner – Lizzie and the Guernsey Gang by April Gardner

On Monday I featured April Gardner’s delightful World War II novel for upper-elementary children, Lizzie and the Guernsey Gang. I used a random number generator to choose a winner from those who commented, including on Goodreads. The winner is Noelle the Dreamer! Thank you for leaving your email address, Noelle. I’ll contact you so I… Read more »

Book Beat – Lizzie and the Guernsey Gang by April Gardner

The story of the Channel Islands in World War II has always fascinated me – the only British soil conquered by the Nazis, so I was thrilled when April Gardner asked me to read her children’s novel, Lizzie and the Guernsey Gang. Nine-year-old Lizzie Browning loves playing on the beach with her cousin James and brother Andre…. Read more »