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Within These Walls of Sorrow by Amanda Barratt

Within These Walls of Sorrow by Amanda Barratt

When the Germans invade Poland, newlywed Zosia Lewandowska loses her husband, but she takes comfort in her growing friendship with her young neighbor Hania Silberman. But Hania is Jewish, and soon the Silberman family is forced to leave their home and belongings to move to the ghetto in Krakow. As a pharmacist, Zosia takes a job at a pharmacy in the ghetto. Free to come and go, Zosia uses her position to sneak food a... Read Article
In This Moment by Gabrielle Meyer

In This Moment by Gabrielle Meyer

In 1861, Margaret Wakefield, daughter of a US senator, tries to help the wounded from the first battles of the Civil War and tries to decide if the intriguing Graydon Cooper is a Southern sympathizer . . . or a spy. In 1941, Maggie Hollingsworth serves as a nurse on a US Navy hospital ship, where she meets Dr. Zechariah Philips . . . whose abrasive nature conceals both hurt and compassion. In 2001, medical student Me... Read Article
The Escape Game by Marilyn Turk

The Escape Game by Marilyn Turk

In Leeds, England, in World War II, Beryl Clarke has her hands full with volunteering as an Air Raid Precautions warden, her day job, and her grieving mother. When her pilot brother, James, goes missing in action, Beryl worries whether it might be all too much for her mother. Then she finds out that her company, Waddingtons, is secretly making escape kits for prisoners of war hidden inside Monopoly games. Kenneth Bor... Read Article
Code Name Edelweiss by Stephanie Landsem

Code Name Edelweiss by Stephanie Landsem

Despite a long family history working for MGM Studios, Liesl Weiss is fired from her stenographer’s job during the Great Depression. Abandoned by her husband, Liesl struggles to support her two children, her mother, and her shiftless brother. Then she receives a strange job offer from Jewish lawyer Leon Lewis, asking Liesl, a part of the German-American community in Los Angeles, to infiltrate the Friends of the... Read Article
The Metropolitan Affair by Jocelyn Green

The Metropolitan Affair by Jocelyn Green

For Lauren Westlake, the King Tut craze in 1925 gives her a chance to prove herself as an Egyptologist at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City – and to her own father. with whom she has a distant and guarded relationship. For Detective Joe Caravello, the same craze has led to a wave of forgeries. The only person he can think of to help him is his old friend – and object of his unrequited love – ... Read Article
What I Would Tell You by Liz Tolsma

What I Would Tell You by Liz Tolsma

When Tessa Payton takes a DNA test, it reveals she’s Greek – which she knows – and Jewish – which she did not know. All Tessa knows is that her great-grandmother immigrated right after World War II. Not only does Tessa’s mother shed no light on the subject, but she urges Tessa to drop the matter. Tessa does not. Emptying her savings, Tessa buys a ticket to Thessaloniki, Greece. There, to... Read Article
Yesterday's Tides by Roseanna M. White

Yesterday’s Tides by Roseanna M. White

In 1942, Evie Farrow helps run the family inn on Ocracoke Island, but island life has been disrupted by German U-boats sinking ships off the North Carolina coast. When British survivor Sterling Bertrand washes ashore with secrets galore – and claims to be seeking a German spy, Evie’s life is turned upside-down. Back in 1914, Louisa Adair helps run the same inn, but questions about her heritage haunt her. ... Read Article
All the Lost Places by Amanda Dykes

All the Lost Places by Amanda Dykes

“Who am I?” That’s the question Sebastien Trovato asks himself. Found as a baby floating in a basket on a canal in Venice, raised by an unlikely troupe of craftsmen and women, and now as a young man rotating between islands, between guilds, he doesn’t know where he belongs. Until Mariana washes ashore during a storm, and he knows he belongs with her. Almost a century later in San Francisco, Da... Read Article
The Secret Society of Salzburg by Renee Ryan

The Secret Society of Salzburg by Renee Ryan

In the 1930s in Salzburg, Austria, Elsa Mayer-Braun is a rising opera star, falling in love with her brilliant, arrogant, and magnetic conductor, Wilhelm Hoffman. Meanwhile, in London, young Hattie Featherstone is a secretary, a civil servant, longing for more. When she and her sister Vera hear a gramophone record of Elsa singing, a love for opera is born in them. Impulsively, Hattie and Vera travel to Salzburg to he... Read Article
The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green

The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green

When World War II comes to Derby, Maine, wealthy Louise Cavendish decides to close her private town library to open a nursery for the children of factory workers. Avis Montgomery’s reading consists of magazine articles on How to Be the Perfect Housewife, but when her librarian brother goes to war, Avis takes his position. And when Louise unveils her plans to close the library, Avis impulsively founds the Blacko... Read Article