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The Painted Castle by Kristy Cambron

In 1843, Elizabeth Meade’s mother arranges her marriage to the handsome Viscount Huxley.of Parham Hill Estate. However, she recognizes her fiancé immediately – ten years earlier she’d sketched the man’s countenance moments before he murdered her father. Is this her chance for revenge? In 1944, young widow Amelia Woods is appalled when swaggering Yankee flyboys are quartered at her Framlingham... Read Article

Veterans Day 2019

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the First World War came to an end. The Armistice was signed for the War to End All Wars, but peace was built on a shoddy foundation, and war returned, nastier than ever. The end of the Second World War brought the United Nations and the promise of rational negotiation and eternal peace. Instead the nuclear era introduced the tense decades of the Cold War, f... Read Article

Carry Me Away, by Dorothy Adamek

After a tragic shipwreck off the coast of Australia in 1877, midshipman Tom Darley rescues passenger Ada Carmichael. They are the only survivors. As Ada deals with the crushing loss of her entire family, she’s drawn to Tom’s kindness and strength. The newspapers whip up a frenzy of interest in the young couple and promise riches in exchange for stories and photographs and statues for the wax museum. For T... Read Article
Memories of Glass by Melanie Dobson

Memories of Glass by Melanie Dobson

In Nazi-occupied Holland in 1942, Josie van Rees is disturbed as her Jewish friends and neighbors are rounded up – but are the rumors of the dangers facing them true? And what can one young woman do? Her childhood friend Eliese Linden is Jewish, but is protected by her work registering the Jewish people at the Schouwberg Theater in Amsterdam. She despises herself – if only she could find a way to make the... Read Article
Love and Other Mistakes, by Jessica Kate

Love and Other Mistakes, by Jessica Kate

Natalie Groves couldn’t be having a worse day. Her career dream is long dead, she’s losing her job, and her father has cancer. Then she finds out her ex-fiance, Jeremy Walters, is back in town after having dumped her seven years earlier – with his nine-month-old son. Jem has returned for his dream job, with hopes of reconciling with his family. But his overbearing father remains as critical as ever.... Read Article
Sarah Sundin at the Vieux Port in Marseilles, France, August 2011 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

France’s Other D-Day – Photo Tour of Southern France

When my family had the opportunity to visit Italy and southern France in 2011, I was doubly delighted. Not only could we tour countries I had always longed to see, but I could conduct research for my Wings of the Nightingale series, which follows three World War II flight nurses in the Mediterranean. The third novel, In Perfect Time, revolves around Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of southern France on 15 Augu... Read Article

Where Dandelions Bloom, by Tara Johnson

To escape her abusive father and an arranged marriage to a vile man, Cassie Kendrick makes a desperate decision. She chops off her hair, dresses as a man, and enlists in the Union Army during the Civil War under the name of Thomas Turner. As a crack shot and no stranger to rough living, Cassie is accepted in her unit. Overcoming his childhood in the slums of New York, Gabriel Avery has just landed his dream job ̵... Read Article

Port Chicago – Desegregation of the US Navy

In the worst Home Front disaster of World War II, an explosion at the Naval Magazine in Port Chicago, California on July 17, 1944 killed 320 men, of whom 202 were black. The tragedy was followed by a work stoppage and a controversial mutiny trial. This sent ripples of change through the segregated armed forces. These events are included in my third novel, Blue Skies Tomorrow. This is the last in a five-part series on... Read Article

Port Chicago – The Mutiny Trial

In the worst Home Front disaster of World War II, an explosion at the Naval Magazine in Port Chicago, California on July 17, 1944 killed 320 men, of whom 202 were black. The tragedy was followed by a work stoppage and a controversial mutiny trial. This sent ripples of change through the segregated armed forces. These events are included in my novel Blue Skies Tomorrow. This is the fourth in a five-part series on the... Read Article
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon near the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 moonwalk; Astronaut Neil Armstrong took this photograph and is visible in Aldrin’s visor, 21 July 1969 (NASA photo)

The Moon Landings—The World War II Connection

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20, 1969, I asked my son Stephen Sundin, a mechanical engineer and a lifelong space and history buff, if he would be willing to write an article about the connection between the space race and World War II. He did, and I think you’ll enjoy it! The Moon Landings—The World War II Connection, by Stephen Sundin In the afternoon of July 20, 1969, the Spa... Read Article
Until Leaves Fall In Paris
“Sundin is a master at her craft, and avid readers will devour this in one sitting.”
—Library Journal starred review
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