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Pre-order Until Leaves Fall in Paris and Receive Goodies!

Pre-Order Until Leaves Fall in Paris and Receive Goodies!

Until Leaves Fall in Paris is coming February 1, 2022! My publisher, Revell Books, and I have put together a fun package of goodies for anyone who pre-orders a copy (or has already done so) and enters by January 30, 2022! You can pre-order at your local bookstore or online (find links here). Any version counts, including e-books! Baker Book House has an amazing pre-order deal (40% off, plus free shipping)! As my than... Read Article

Make It Do – Tire Rationing in World War II

During World War II, rationing was a large part of life on the United States Home Front. Tires were the first items to be rationed. Rubber Shortage The Japanese conquered the prime rubber producing nations of Malaya and the Dutch East Indies from January to March of 1942, eliminating 91% of America’s rubber supply. Since cargo ships were needed for military purposes, the ability to import rubber from South Amer... Read Article

Remember Pearl Harbor Tour – From Tragedy to Triumph

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II. In 2016 I was privileged to visit Pearl Harbor with my husband. This week I’m sharing photographs from our visit, plus some historical background. I hope these posts help you reflect on the gravity of the attack and the sacrifice of the 2403 servicemen and civilians who died that day. Let’s neve... Read Article

Remember Pearl Harbor Tour – The US Navy’s Role at Pearl Harbor

  Today marks the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II. In 2016 I was privileged to visit Pearl Harbor with my husband. This week I’m sharing photographs from our visit, plus some historical background. I hope these posts help you reflect on the gravity of the attack and the sacrifice of the 2403 servicemen and civilians who died that day. Let’s ne... Read Article

Remember Pearl Harbor Tour – Aviation During the Attack

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II. In 2016 I was privileged to visit Pearl Harbor with my husband. This week I’m sharing photographs from our visit, plus some historical background. I hope these posts help you reflect on the gravity of the attack and the sacrifice of the 2403 servicemen and civilians who died that day. Let’... Read Article
Veterans Day 2021 (US Department of Veterans Affairs)

Veterans Day 2021

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

Another Contract – Three New World War II Novels!

I’m thrilled to announce that in July I signed another contract with Revell Books for three more World War II novels! These stories will each stand alone, not as part of a series – although there is a family connection. I’ll be returning to Britain to tell the stories of three cousins who escape from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom in World War II—for three very different reasons. These will be ... Read Article
Sweet Cranberries by Sherry Kyle

Sweet Cranberries by Sherry Kyle

Amanda Richards has a going-nowhere job and a nosy mother determined to marry her off. So when her aunt and uncle ask Amanda to take over their beloved Blue Crab Café, Amanda leaps at the chance at a fresh start – and on her favorite island of Nantucket. But the changes she wants to make to the café rub the locals the wrong way – especially handsome electrician Tyler Adams. Tyler is finally managing to ... Read Article
Rose Among Thornes by Terrie Todd

Rose Among Thornes by Terrie Todd

In 1941 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rose Onishi is well on her way to fulfilling her life’s goal of becoming a concert pianist. But after Pearl Harbor, Canada rounds up all people of Japanese descent and places them in bleak internment camps. Rose’s family is then sent inland to Manitoba to work on a sugar beet farm. The Thorne family treats them well, but their housing is rustic and the city dwellers... Read Article
Make It Do - Stocking Shortages in World War II - on Sarah Sundin's blog

Make It Do – Stocking Shortages in World War II

For American women in World War II, a shortage of stockings was a minor inconvenience, but it did affect daily life. Before the war, no well-dressed woman was seen in public without hose, and silk stockings were a necessary part of every woman’s wardrobe. Nylons Introduced Nylon was invented by DuPont in 1938, and nylon stockings were demonstrated at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. When they came on the market na... Read Article
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