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A Tapestry of Light by Kimberly Duffy

A Tapestry of Light by Kimberly Duffy

Half-English and half-Indian, Ottilie Russell doesn’t fit in either culture in Calcutta in 1886. Life has become more difficult since the death of her mother, and Ottilie just manages to support her beloved grandmother and her little brother Thaddeus through her skill with beetle-wing embroidery. Then her English grandmother, whom Ottilie has never met, sends an intriguing young man named Everett Scott to Calcu... Read Article
No Journey Too Far by Carrie Turansky

No Journey Too Far by Carrie Turansky

In 1919, Grace Hamilton is being prepared by her wealthy parents to make her debut in Toronto society. But Grace longs to find information about the family she remembers as a little girl – when she was shipped from England to Canada with the British Home Children and separated from her brother and sisters. Her parents, however, insist she lie about her background for fear that the stigma against the British Hom... Read Article
Until Leaves Fall in Paris by Sarah Sundin

Until Leaves Fall in Paris – Cover Reveal!

Two Americans in Nazi-occupied Paris. A war divides them. A bookstore unites them. Today I’m pleased to reveal the cover for my upcoming novel, Until Leaves Fall in Paris, which is scheduled to release from Revell Books on February 1, 2022. This is the second of three standalone novels, each following Americans living in Nazi Europe before and during World War II. Until Leaves Fall in Paris is now available for... Read Article

On This Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives in defense of our country. We live in freedom because they fought tyranny. We live without fear because they faced danger. We live in comfort because they gave up all comforts. We live because of their sacrifices.   Let’s never take these gifts for granted. They were purchased at high cost. Over 1 million Americans have given their lives in war (Source:... Read Article
The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin

On the eve of World War II, Grace Bennett and her best friend, Viv, move from Norfolk to London on a lark, fulfilling childhood dreams, and they room with Grace’s mother’s friend, Mrs. Weatherford. A force of nature, Mrs. Weatherford gets Grace a job with curmudgeonly Mr. Evans at Primrose Hill Books – despite the fact that Grace has never been a reader. Determined to do her best, Grace sets about c... Read Article

Pharmacy in World War II: The Military

  As a former pharmacist, I’ve found the history of pharmacy in World War II fascinating. So fascinating that I’ve written two novels featuring pharmacists. In On Distant Shores, pharmacist John Hutchinson serves in a pharmacy in an Army evacuation hospital in Italy, and in Anchor in the Storm, Lillian Avery works as a pharmacist in a drugstore in Boston during World War II. Much about my profession has chan... Read Article
Pharmacy in World War II - The Drugstore

Pharmacy in World War II: The Drugstore

  As a former pharmacist, I’ve found the history of pharmacy in World War II fascinating. So fascinating that I’ve written two novels featuring pharmacists. In On Distant Shores, pharmacist John Hutchinson serves in a pharmacy in an Army evacuation hospital in Italy, and in Anchor in the Storm, Lillian Avery works as a pharmacist in a drugstore in Boston during World War II. Much about my profession has chan... Read Article
Pharmacy in World War II - The Pharmacist

Pharmacy in World War II: The Pharmacist

As a former pharmacist, I’ve found the history of pharmacy in World War II fascinating. So fascinating that I’ve written two novels featuring pharmacists. In On Distant Shores, pharmacist John Hutchinson serves in a pharmacy in an Army evacuation hospital in Italy, and in Anchor in the Storm, Lillian Avery works as a pharmacist in a drugstore in Boston during World War II. Much about my profession has changed ove... Read Article
The British Royal Family in World War II

The British Royal Family in World War II

In honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday and in memory of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, I’m highlighting the pivotal role of the British Royal Family in World War II. Their example of service and grit shone as examples in Britain – and throughout the world. During World War II, King George VI sat on the throne of England, with Queen Elizabeth at his side, the woman better known to modern g... Read Article

The American Experience in 1930s Germany

If you or I visited Nazi Germany in the 1930s, we know exactly how we’d react. We’d be appalled by the persecution of the Jews. We’d feel the oppression of living under a police state. We’d see the rising danger of Hitler and his militarism. Or would we? A few years ago, we visited Ellis Island, and I put family names into their computer. I found the records of my grandfather’s trip home... Read Article
The Sound of Light by Sarah Sundin
“Sundin’s craft is inimitable, and her literary finesse radiates from every page.”
—Booklist starred review for The Sound of Light
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