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The Metropolitan Affair by Jocelyn Green

The Metropolitan Affair by Jocelyn Green – and Book Giveaway!

For Lauren Westlake, the King Tut craze in 1925 gives her a chance to prove herself as an Egyptologist at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City – and to her own father. with whom she has a distant and guarded relationship. For Detective Joe Caravello, the same craze has led to a wave of forgeries. The only person he can think of to help him is his old friend – and object of his unrequited love – ... Read Article

Code Name Edelweiss by Stephanie Landsem

Despite a long family history working for MGM Studios, Liesl Weiss is fired from her stenographer’s job during the Great Depression. Abandoned by her husband, Liesl struggles to support her two children, her mother, and her shiftless brother. Then she receives a strange job offer from Jewish lawyer Leon Lewis, asking Liesl, a part of the German-American community in Los Angeles, to infiltrate the Friends of the... Read Article

The Escape Game by Marilyn Turk

In Leeds, England, in World War II, Beryl Clarke has her hands full with volunteering as an Air Raid Precautions warden, her day job, and her grieving mother. When her pilot brother, James, goes missing in action, Beryl worries whether it might be all too much for her mother. Then she finds out that her company, Waddingtons, is secretly making escape kits for prisoners of war hidden inside Monopoly games. Kenneth Bor... Read Article
Make It Do - Rationing of Canned Goods in World War II - on Sarah Sundin's blog

Make It Do – Rationing of Canned Goods in World War II

  Rationing of processed foods was an important part of life on the US Home Front. A complex and constantly changing system kept the grocery shopper on her toes. Why processed foods? Tin was short. The Japanese controlled 70 percent of the world’s tin supply. Tin’s resistance to temperature, shock, and moisture made it an ideal packaging material. The US military used it for ration tins, ammunition boxes, pl... Read Article
The Sound of Light Hygge Giveaway

The Sound of Light “Hygge” Giveaway – Winner!

Thank you to all 600 (!!) of you who entered The Sound of Light “Hygge” Release Day Giveaway. I randomly chose one entry, and the winner is… Miriam Sikora! Miriam, I’ll send you an email. Please respond with your mailing address by March 2, 2023. If you don’t respond by that date, I’ll pick a new winner.... Read Article
The Sound of Light Hygge Giveaway

The Sound of Light “Hygge” Giveaway

The Sound of Light releases today! To celebrate, I’m giving away a “Hygge” prize pack! Come join me on Facebook Live Video on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 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. The Danes prize hygge, a sense of coziness and contentedness. Since this novel is set in Denmark in Wor... Read Article
Shoe Rationing in World War II, on Sarah Sundin's blog

Make It Do – Shoe Rationing in World War II

During World War II, many items were rationed in the United States, including shoes. Why Shoe Rationing? Due to the serious rubber shortage (Make It Do-Tire Rationing in World War II), footwear made of rubber or with rubber soles was rationed or unavailable. Also, the military had a high need for leather, not just for shoes and combat boots, but for those popular leather flight jackets. As a result, civilians made do... Read Article
What I Would Tell You by Liz Tolsma

What I Would Tell You by Liz Tolsma

When Tessa Payton takes a DNA test, it reveals she’s Greek – which she knows – and Jewish – which she did not know. All Tessa knows is that her great-grandmother immigrated right after World War II. Not only does Tessa’s mother shed no light on the subject, but she urges Tessa to drop the matter. Tessa does not. Emptying her savings, Tessa buys a ticket to Thessaloniki, Greece. There, to... Read Article
Yesterday's Tides by Roseanna M. White

Yesterday’s Tides by Roseanna M. White

In 1942, Evie Farrow helps run the family inn on Ocracoke Island, but island life has been disrupted by German U-boats sinking ships off the North Carolina coast. When British survivor Sterling Bertrand washes ashore with secrets galore – and claims to be seeking a German spy, Evie’s life is turned upside-down. Back in 1914, Louisa Adair helps run the same inn, but questions about her heritage haunt her. ... Read Article
The Sound of Light Preorder

Preorder The Sound of Light – and Receive Goodies!

The Sound of Light is coming February 7, 2023! My publisher, Revell Books, and I have put together a fun package of goodies for anyone who preorders a copy (or has already done so) and enters by February 6, 2023! You can preorder at your local bookstore or online (find links here). Any version counts, including e-books and audiobooks! Baker Book House has an amazing preorder deal (40% off, plus free shipping)! As my ... Read Article
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