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Ground crew on a RAF Bomber Command station in Britain return the ‘V for Victory’ sign to a neighboring searchlight crew. Silhouetted is the nose of a Lancaster bomber. (Imperial War Museum)

V-E Day 75th Anniversary!

Victory in Europe Since Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, the free world had been longing for this day. On May 8, 1945, it came. Victory in Europe Day. For years, the Allied forces had been pushing back Hitler’s armies. On April 29, German forces in Italy and Austria officially surrendered, effective May 2. On April 30, Hitler committed suicide. On May 4, German forces in northwest G... Read Article

Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green

Sisters Meg and Sylvie Townsend would be perfectly happy running the family bookstore in Chicago if only their father were his old self. Stephen Townsend came home from the Civil War a changed man, forever pacing the roof and creating a mock-up of the Andersonville prison camp. Meg does what she can to make him happy. When the Great Fire of Chicago strikes, Meg and Sylvie just manage to escape the flames with the hel... Read Article
Cutaway diagram of a B-17G Flying Fortress (Sarah Sundin)

The B-17 Flying Fortress, Part 2 – Crew

Few World War II airplanes have captured the imagination like the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. I’ve enjoyed walking through many of these planes, and in 2011 I had the awesome privilege of flying in the Experimental Aircraft Association‘s Aluminum Overcast. You can read about my flight and watch a video here. The legendary Flying Fortress is a starring side character in the Wings of Glory series.  Yesterday I... Read Article
B-17G Flying Fortress Shoo Shoo Baby of the 91st Bomb Group (USAF Museum)

The B-17 Flying Fortress, Part 1

Few World War II airplanes have captured the imagination like the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. I’ve enjoyed walking through many of these planes, and in 2011 I had the awesome privilege of flying in the Experimental Aircraft Association‘s Aluminum Overcast. You can read about my flight and watch a video here. The legendary Flying Fortress is a starring side character in my Wings of Glory series. Today I&#... Read Article
A Girl's Guide to the Outback, by Jessica Kate

A Girl’s Guide to the Outback, by Jessica Kate

With her sharp mind for business, Kimberly Foster has big plans for Wildfire, the youth ministry where she works in Virginia. But she is constantly butting heads with the ministry’s founder, handsome Australian Samuel Payton. When Kimberly defies him and presents her expansion proposal, the board approves it – but Sam quits and heads home to the ailing family farm in Australia. Without Sam and his big hea... Read Article
The Thief of Lanwyn Manor by Sarah E. Ladd

The Thief of Lanwyn Manor by Sarah E. Ladd

Julia Twewethey journeys to Lanwyn Manor in Cornwall to aid her cousin, confined to bed for her pregnancy. But when Julia arrives, she’s held up at the local inn, only to be rescued by the gallant Isaac Blake. Isaac and his twin brother, Matthew, run their late father’s copper mine. Although Matthew inherited the mine and estate, Isaac inherited his father’s know-how, passion for mining, and concern... Read Article
Three Little Things, by Patti Stockdale

Three Little Things, by Patti Stockdale

As America enters into the Great War in 1917, Hattie Waltz has her hands full with the Knitting Brigade. When she gets roped into singing for the departing soldiers at the train station, she never dreams she’ll attract the attention of two men. Unfortunately, one is Arno Kreger, a childhood friend now known for brawling. Both men ask her to correspond, but she only writes Arno reluctantly – and over the s... Read Article

The Land Beneath Us – Tour of Pointe du Hoc, Part 2

To celebrate the release of The Land Beneath Us, I’m conducting a photo tour of locations from the novel that I saw on my research trips to England, Normandy, Tennessee and more. From the previous books in the Sunrise at Normandy series: Tour of London Part 1 Tour of London, Part 2 Tour: D-Day at Sea (includes photos of the Isle of Wight and crossing the English Channel) Tour of Omaha Beach Tour of the Queen Mary... Read Article

The Land Beneath Us – Tour of Pointe du Hoc, Part 1

To celebrate the release of The Land Beneath Us, I’m conducting a photo tour of locations from the novel that I saw on my research trips to England, Normandy, Tennessee and more. From the previous books in the Sunrise at Normandy series: Tour of London Part 1 Tour of London, Part 2 Tour: D-Day at Sea (includes photos of the Isle of Wight and crossing the English Channel) Tour of Omaha Beach Tour of the Queen Mary... Read Article

The Land Beneath Us – Tour of Tullahoma, Tennessee

To celebrate the release of The Land Beneath Us, I’m conducting a photo tour of locations from the novel that I saw on my research trips to England, Normandy, Tennessee and more. From the previous books in the Sunrise at Normandy series: Tour of London Part 1 Tour of London, Part 2 Tour: D-Day at Sea (includes photos of the Isle of Wight and crossing the English Channel) Tour of Omaha Beach Tour of the Queen Mary... Read Article
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