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Posts Tagged: World War II novel

Book Beat – Flame of Resistance by Tracy Groot

What would you do if you lived in a land where no one could trust anyone? Where a single misspoken word could lead to death? Tracy Groot’s Flame of Resistance explores life in Nazi-occupied France shortly before the Allied D-Day invasion of 1944. American pilot Tom Jaeger is shot down over France, and the “Flame”  Resistance… Read more »

Book Beat – Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

Readers often ask for recommendations of other novels set during World War II, and I love to refer them to Kristina McMorris’s books. Her first novel, Letters from Home, grabbed me, and her second novel, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, is even better. Before I’d read her work, Kristina and I had started exchanging research resources,… Read more »

Book Beat – The Discovery by Dan Walsh

In June of 1942, U-boats landed eight German saboteurs on US soil, at Long Island, New York and at Jacksonville, Florida. They were all captured within two weeks before any of their planned sabotage missions had been attempted, and six of the men were executed for espionage. In The Discovery, Dan Walsh takes this fascinating… Read more »

Book Beat – Against the Wind by Bodie and Brock Thoene

Living in England in the summer of 1940 was frightful, especially for parents. As the Blitz intensified, the German Luftwaffe raided London and other large cities, killing thousands. Parents longed for safety for their little ones. Britain established the Children’s Overseas Reception Board to evacuate British children to safety in Canada. However, on September 17, 1940, U-boats… Read more »

Book Beat – While We’re Far Apart by Lynn Austin

This has been a good year for those who love fiction set during World War II. Lynn Austin, one of the premier writers of Christian historical fiction turns to the American Home Front in While We’re Far Apart. Twelve-year old Esther Shaffer is furious with her father for enlisting in the Army soon after the… Read more »

Book Beat – Letters from Home

Readers often tell me they’d like to see more fiction set during World War II, so I like to highlight novels featuring this dramatic period in history. I e-met Kristina McMorris through a mutual writing friend, and we’ve enjoyed sharing research tidbits. I was thrilled at the chance to read her debut novel, Letters from… Read more »

Book Beat – The Gathering Storm

Bodie and Brock Thoene have set the standard in historical fiction with their exquisite attention to history and engaging plots and characters, so I was thrilled to read their newest novel. The Gathering Storm is the first novel in the Zion Diaries series, but it stands alone. The Gathering Storm introduces the Bittick family, missionaries… Read more »

Book Beat – Stars in the Night

Do you love fiction set during World War II? Love classic movies? Love a good mystery? If you like any of these, Stars in the Night by Cara Putman is a fun read. Rosemary Shaeffer came to Hollywood to find fame in the movies. She found death. Her sister, attorney Audra Shaeffer, comes to Hollywood… Read more »

Book Spotlight – The Unfinished Gift and The Homecoming

I don’t normally post book reviews on my blog, but I thought it would be fun to occasionally point to other World War II books on the market you might be interested in. What better place to start than with Dan Walsh’s books, The Unfinished Gift (Revell, 2009) and The Homecoming (Revell, 2010). Just this… Read more »