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Shadows in the Mind's Eye by Janyre Tromp

Shadows in the Mind’s Eye by Janyre Tromp

When Samuel Mattas returns home to Arkansas after serving as a sailor in World War II, he only wants to run the family peach orchard and start over with his beloved wife, Annie, and the daughter he’s never met. Annie has been getting by the best she can in Sam’s absence, with welcome help from Sam’s brother and his best friend – and unwelcome help from the father she’s rejected due to hi... Read Article
The Winter Rose by Melanie Dobson

The Winter Rose by Melanie Dobson

During World War II, American Quaker Grace Tonquin works tirelessly to transport Jewish children from Nazi-occupied France over the dangerous Pyrenees into safety, a road ultimately taking Grace and some of the children back to Oregon, the home of her has-been movie star mother – the very place Grace longed to escape. In 2003, Addie Hoult is desperate to help a friend. Charlie has been like a father to her, eve... Read Article
The Lines Between Us by Amy Lynn Green

The Lines Between Us by Amy Lynn Green

When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, a budding romance between Dorie Armitage and Gordon Hooper is clipped short as Dorie is appalled by Gordon’s pacifism. Worse, in Dorie’s eyes, Gordon influences her brother Jack into becoming a conscientious objector. Dorie herself enlists in the Women’s Army Corps, even though her penchant for defying rules makes military life rather difficult for her. As cons... Read Article
Yours Is the Night by Amanda Dykes

Yours Is the Night by Amanda Dykes

All Mireilles has ever known is living in the Argonne woods with only her beloved father and grandfather. But then the Great War leaves her alone and in danger she can’t begin to fathom. Matthew Petticrew serves in the US Army, quiet and serious, with a deep need for the belonging he has never known in his lonely life. Out in the trenches, Matthew is surrounded by a mismatched band of misfits. Henry, the farm b... Read Article
A Rose for the Resistance by Angela K. Couch

A Rose for the Resistance by Angela K. Couch

In June 1940, Rosalie Barrieau watches in horror as the Nazis invade her beloved French village of Sainte-Mère-Église and execute her boyfriend, and as her young brother joins the Resistance. She just wants to keep the family nursery blooming and to protect her withdrawn mother. However, as Nazi brutality increases in the next few years, she decides she can no longer remain passive. Injured German SS soldier Franz ... Read Article

The Mozart Code by Rachel McMillan

In postwar Vienna, Simon Barre and Sophie Villiers, who formerly cracked codes at Britain’s Bletchley Park, are now fighting a new war, a cold war. Simon is determined to bring down a ring of communists who want to cause an uprising in Vienna and turn the nation to their cause. He begins receiving cryptic notes using chess notation from a man called “Das Flüstern” – The Whisper – a man ... 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
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