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US poster commemorating Pearl Harbor, 1942

Remember Pearl Harbor!

Seventy-nine years ago, on December 6, 1941, twelve B-17 Flying Fortresses left Hamilton Field, north of San Francisco, bound for their new station on Mindanao in the Philippines. My great-uncle, then Lt. Roderick M. Stewart, served as a navigator on one of the crews. The first leg of their journey would take them to Hickam Field in Honolulu. Weighted down by gasoline for the thirteen-hour flight, they were unable to... Read Article
Forever Yours This Christmas by Sherry Kyle

Forever Yours This Christmas by Sherry Kyle

Amy Carrington adores running her consignment store, a favorite shopping spot in her small town of Winterberry. But her business is threatened when Sunshine Builders decides to build townhomes on the vacant lot Amy’s customers use for parking. At a benefit dinner, Amy ends up dancing with a handsome stranger – not realizing he’s Wes Harding – co-owner of Sunshine Builders. When Wes’s bus... Read Article
The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd

The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd

When Liam Twethewey arrives at his newly inherited estate at Wyndcliff in Cornwall, things are amiss. The estate is in disrepair, the steward is hostile to his plans to open china clay pits on his property, and the steward’s granddaughter is far too fetching. Evelyn Bray loves her life at Wyndcliff with her beloved grandfather, even though her mother has abandoned her. When a ship is wrecked off the Twethewey e... Read Article

Veterans Day 2020

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
Things We Didn't Say by Amy Lynn Green

Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green

Linguistics expert Johanna Berglund is strong-willed – and the last thing she wants is to leave her university life for her small Minnesota hometown. But her strong will is bent by strong-armed tactics, and she ends up working as a translator at a POW camp for German soldiers in that same small town. Her neighbors are livid about the enemy in their midst, and Johanna is determined to help the townspeople see th... Read Article
The London Restoration by Rachel McMillan

The London Restoration by Rachel McMillan

World War II may be over, but for Brent and Diana Somerville, the journey is just beginning. Newlyweds when Brent was sent to be a medic in the British Army, now they have to learn each other all over again. And both are carrying secrets. During the war, Diana broke codes at Bletchley Park, a top-secret job she can’t even tell her own husband about. And Simon Barre, Diana’s colleague at Bletchley, now wit... Read Article

Lessons from the 1940s – Don’t Lose Heart

In 1940, things looked bleak in the United Kingdom. Hitler had swallowed up Poland, Norway, Denmark, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. In July, the Battle of Britain began as the Luftwaffe began attacking British shipping. In August the target shifted to the RAF, and by September 6, the British had lost 466 planes. Then the Blitz began in September, and London bore fifty-seven straight nights of bombi... Read Article
The famous kiss at Times Square, New York City, 14 Aug 1945 (Photographer: Victor Jorgensen; US National Archives: 80-G-413998)

Happy V-J Day!

Seventy-five years ago, on August 14, 1945, World War II came to an end when Emperor Hirohito of Japan signed his acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration demanding unconditional surrender to the Allies. The surrender was announced in the United States at 7 pm Eastern War Savings Time. The following day, August 15, was officially proclaimed V-J Day (Victory in Japan) in the US, a day of celebration and thanksgiving. Alm... Read Article
Fragments of Light by Michele Phoenix

Fragments of Light by Michèle Phoenix

June 6, 1944. Paratrooper Callum McElway jumps into Normandy on D-day but ends up tangled in a tree. A young French girl cuts Cal down, tends his wounds, and brings him into the castle where the villagers are hiding in case the Germans return. All Cal wants is to complete his mission and return to his wife and the baby daughter he’s never met. But then the Germans return… In modern times, Ceelie Donovan h... Read Article
A Wing and a Prayer by Julie Lessman

A Wing and a Prayer by Julie Lessman

Orphan Gabriella (don’t dare call her that!) “Gabe” O’Connor has grown up with the loving, boisterous O’Connor family, but at her heart she’s still a streetwise, heartbroken little girl. When the US enters World War II, Gabe decides to put her piloting skills to use in the WASPs. But her trouble-making tendencies get in her way. Flight instructor Lt. Alex Kincaid sees Gabe’s ... Read Article
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