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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #10

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS on 3/14/24 at noon MST with Stop #1 at Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer). There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—... Read Article

Embers in the London Sky Release Day Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to all 563 of you who entered my release day giveaway and helped me celebrate the release of my new novel, Embers in the London Sky! The winner is… Jane Weaver! Jane has already been notified. Congratulations!... Read Article

Embers in the London Sky Release Day Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of Embers in the London Sky, I’m giving away a prize pack of items related to the story! English teas in tins shaped like Big Ben, a British phonebooth, and a double-decker bus Dutch Stroopwafel cookies in honor of my Dutch heroine, Aleida van der Zee Martens The Secret Garden Devotional by Rachel Dodge, since The Secret Garden inspired the hero of my story, Hugh Collingwood The giveaway is... Read Article

Courage Under Fire – US Hospitals at Anzio

Courage under fire. When we hear that phrase, we picture a soldier in the trenches, a sailor manning his guns, or a pilot dodging enemy fighter planes. But how about nurses and physicians? In one of my novels, On Distant Shores, the hero serves as a pharmacist in the US 93rd Evacuation Hospital in World War II. On January 23, 1944, the 93rd Evac landed at Anzio, Italy, one day after American and British forces had la... Read Article

Preorder Embers in the London Sky – and Receive Goodies!

Embers in the London Sky is coming February 6, 2024! 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 5, 2024! 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)! ... Read Article
Thanksgiving in World War II: how Thanksgiving was celebrated in the military and on the US home front during World War II.

Thanksgiving in World War II

During World War II, political wrangling over the date to celebrate Thanksgiving, rationing and shortages, restrictions on travel, and disruptions to treasured traditions might have altered plans, but the spirit prevailed. The country paused to gather with family, reflect on blessings, and thank the Lord—the giver of all good gifts. Norman Rockwell’s beautiful “Freedom from Want” painting made its debut in 19... Read Article
Appalachian Song by Michelle Shocklee

Appalachian Song by Michelle Shocklee

High in the Great Smoky Mountains in 1943, midwife Bertie Jenkins lives with her four unmarried sisters on the family homestead. When they find a pregnant teenager on their land, shot by her own father, the sisters take her in and hide her, nicknaming her Songbird on account of her beautiful singing voice. The sisters grow fond of Songbird and her baby, but what would happen if her abusive father learned where she wa... Read Article
Heart in the Clouds by Jennifer Mistmorgan

Heart in the Clouds by Jennifer Mistmorgan

In 1942, Maggie Morrison serves in the WAAF as the calm voice on the radio helping pilots to land at their English airfield. But she’s reeling from the loss of her mother and from a heart shattered by a rakish pilot. Australian pilot Alec Thomas is as confident with women as he is in the cockpit of his Lancaster bomber, so he’s taken aback to receive a chilly reception from Maggie. Impulsively, he accepts... Read Article
The Warsaw Sisters by Amanda Barratt

The Warsaw Sisters by Amanda Barratt

In 1939, twin sisters Antonina and Helena Dabrowska reluctantly see their beloved father off to defend Poland from the German invasion. Over the coming years, they will each be tested far more than they thought possible. Enraged that her true love, Marek, is forced to live in the Jewish ghetto, Antonina joins a resistance group that smuggles people out of the ghetto. Meanwhile, quiet Helena takes a secretarial job in... Read Article
The Letter Tree by Rachel Fordham

The Letter Tree by Rachel Fordham

In 1924, Laura Bradshaw’s life is restricted by her controlling father and poisoned by her father’s deep hatred for his business rival, the Campbell family. Her few solaces include seeing the animals at the Buffalo Zoo and retrieving letters from a tree at the zoo – letters from her anonymous pen pal. When her father decides to marry her off to Abel Fredricks, a handsome entrepreneur, the chance of ... Read Article
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“Another masterful installment in Sundin’s roster of WWII novels.”
—Booklist starred review for Embers in the London Sky

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