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The Way to London: A Novel of World War II

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - On the eve of pearl harbor, impetuous and overindulged, the granddaughter of an earl, Lucy Stanhope, is living a life of pampered luxury in Singapore until one reckless act will change her life forever. Exiled to england to stay with an aunt she barely remembers, Lucy never dreamed that she would be one of the last people to escape Singapore before war engulfs the entire island, and that her parents would disappear in the devastating aftermath.

Now grief stricken and all alone, she must cope with the realities of a grim, battle-weary England. Then she meets bill, a young evacuee sent to the country to escape the Blitz, and in a moment of weakness, Lucy agrees to help him find his mother in London. Now lucy will be forced to finally confront the choices she has made if she ever hopes to have the future she yearns for.

The Way to London: A Novel of World War II #ad -  . From the author of secrets of nanreath hall comes this gripping, beautifully written historical fiction novel set during World War II—the unforgettable story of a young woman who must leave Singapore and forge a new life in England. The unlikely runaways take off on a seemingly simple journey across the country, but her world becomes even more complicated when she is reunited with an invalided soldier she knew in Singapore.

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The Fire by Night: A Novel

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William Morrow #ad - A powerful and evocative debut novel about two american military nurses during World War II that illuminates the unsung heroism of women who risked their lives in the fight—a riveting saga of friendship, sacrifice, valor, and survival combining the grit and selflessness of Band of Brothers with the emotional resonance of The Nightingale.

In war-torn france, jo mcmahon, an italian-Irish girl from the tenements of Brooklyn, tends to six seriously wounded soldiers in a makeshift medical unit. There is a growing tenderness between her and one of her patients, a Scottish officer, but Jo’s heart is seared by the pain of all she has lost and seen.

The Fire by Night: A Novel #ad - Far from the familiar safety of the small pennsylvania coal town of her childhood, Kay clings to memories of her happy days posted in Hawaii, and the handsome flyer who swept her off her feet in the weeks before Pearl Harbor. With rich, superbly researched detail, teresa messineo’s thrilling novel brings to life the pain and uncertainty of war and the sustaining power of love and friendship, and illuminates the lives of the women who risked everything to save others during a horrifying time.

. And live to see her beloved friend Jo once more. When the conflict at last comes to an end, jo and Kay discover that to achieve their own peace, they must find their place—and the hope of love—in a world that’s forever changed. Enemy bombs have destroyed her hospital convoy, and now Jo singlehandedly struggles to keep her patients and herself alive in a cramped and freezing tent close to German troops.

Surrounded by cruelty and death, Kay battles to maintain her sanity and save lives as best she can.

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Secrets of Nanreath Hall: A Novel

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - In the luxury of pre-wwi england, Lady Katherine Trenowyth is expected to do nothing more than make a smart marriage and have a respectable life. When simon halliday, a bohemian painter, enters her world, Katherine begins to question the future that was so carefully laid out for her. She desperately needs their advice as she’s been assigned to the military hospital that has set up camp inside her biological mother’s childhood home—Nanreath Hall.

Her choices begin to lead her away from the stability of her home and family toward a wild existence of life, art, and love. All she has left are vague memories that tease her with clues she can’t unravel. But as everything begins to fall apart, Katherine finds herself destitute and alone. As anna is drawn into her newfound family’s lives and their tangled loyalties, she discovers herself at the center of old heartbreaks and unbearable tragedies, leaving her to decide if the secrets of the past are too dangerous to unearth…and if the family she’s discovered is one she can keep.

Secrets of Nanreath Hall: A Novel #ad - . Back in england after the harrowing evacuation at Dunkirk, WWII Red Cross nurse Anna Trenowyth is shocked to learn her adoptive parents Graham and Prue Handley have been killed in an air raid. Anna was just six-years-old when her mother, Lady Katherine Trenowyth, died. Anna’s assignment to nanreath hall could be the chance for her to finally become acquainted with the family she’s never known—and to unbury the truth and secrets surrounding her past.

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The Dress in the Window: A Novel

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - But as they soon discover, the future is never without its surprises, ones that have the potential to make—or break—their dreams. But despite their grey pasts they long for a bright future—Jeanne by creating stunning dresses for her clients with the help of her sister Peggy’s brilliant sketches.

Voluminous layers of taffeta and tulle, wasp waists, and beautiful color—all so welcome after years of sensible styles and strict rationing. Jeanne brink and her sister peggy both had to weather every tragedy the war had to offer—Peggy now a widowed mother, Jeanne without the fiancé she’d counted on, both living with Peggy’s mother-in-law in a grim mill town.

The Dress in the Window: A Novel #ad - . Always playing second fiddle to her sister, Peggy yearns to make her own mark. But sisterly love can sometimes turn into sibling jealousy. Together, they combine forces to create amazing fashions and a more prosperous life than they’d ever dreamed of before the war. A perfect debut novel is like a perfect dress—it’s a “must have” and when you “try it on” it fits perfectly.

In this richly patterned story of sisterhood, ambition, and reinvention Sofia Grant has created a story just right for fans of Vintage and The Dress Shop of Dreams. World war ii has ended and American women are shedding their old clothes for the gorgeous new styles.

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Next to Love Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition: A Novel

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Spiegel & Grau #ad - Tiffany. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. Beautiful, startling, and heartbreaking, Next to Love is a love letter to the brave women who shaped a nation’s destiny. Her friend grace, married to a reporter on the local paper, now weds the boy who always refused to settle down; and Babe wonders if she should marry Claude, the third member of their childhood trio, fears being left alone with her infant daughter when her husband ships out; Millie, who even as a child could never harm a living thing.

You can access the ebook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Ellen feldman’s characters live and love with breathtaking intensity. Booklist starred review   “An intimate look at how we can be dismantled and rebuilt by changing times. O: the oprah magazine   “A deftly revealing.

Next to Love Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition: A Novel #ad - . Experience the story of three unforgettable women—and the friendships that unfold at a pivotal moment in history. Heartbreaking reality. Marie claire   “an honest american experience of the aftermath of World War II rendered in sharp detail and full of pathos, Next to Love tells us what we hate to acknowledge—that personal battles don’t end with the armistice.

Susan vreeland, author of Clara and Mr. Then world war II breaks out, and everything changes.

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The Dressmaker's Dowry: A Novel

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Will her beautiful heirloom engagement ring uncover a connection to Hanna Schaeffer?     . When wealthy lucas Havensworth enters the shop, Hanna's future is altered forever. Then a news headline from 1876 sparks inspiration: Missing Dressmakers Believed to be Murdered. For readers of lucinda riley, this gripping historical debut novel tells the story of two women: one, an immigrant seamstress who disappears from San Francisco’s gritty streets in 1876, or Susan Meissner, and the other, Sarah Jio, a young woman in present day who must delve into the secrets of her husband’s wealthy family only to discover that she and the missing dressmaker might be connected in unexpected ways.

An exquisite ring, connects two women who learn that love is a choice, passed down through generations, and forgiveness is the key to freedom. San francisco: 1876immigrant dressmakers Hannelore Schaeffer and Margaret O'Brien struggle to provide food for their siblings, while mending delicate clothing for the city's most affluent ladies.

The Dressmaker's Dowry: A Novel #ad - With margaret's encouragement and the power of a borrowed green dress, Hanna dares to see herself as worthy of him. Then margaret disappears, and Hanna turns to Lucas. Compelled to discover what happened to Hannelore and Margaret, Sarah returns to her roots as a journalist. Braving the gritty streets of the barbary Coast and daring to enter the mansions of Nob Hill, Hanna stumbles upon Margaret’s fate, forcing her to make a devastating decision.

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Wickwythe Hall

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Black Opal Books #ad - May 1940 Over 1, 000 french sailors, who just days before fought side-by-side with the British, perished. Humanizing this forgotten piece of history, illustrating what it took to survive in the dark, and along the tense back alleys of occupied Vichy, through the bustling private quarters of Churchill's Downing Street, Wickwythe Hall takes the reader behind the blackout curtains of upper-class England, early days of World War II.

There, until a shocking tragedy in a far off algerian port binds them forever…Wickwythe Hall is inspired by actual people, secrets and unexpected liaisons unfold, including Operation Catapult, places and events, a sea action in which Churchill launched a bloody attack on the French fleet to keep the powerful ships out of Hitler’s reach.

Wickwythe Hall #ad - Hitler invades france, and three lives intersect at wickwythe hall, a move that threatens all of Europe, a take-charge American heiress, and a charming champagne vendeur with ties to Roosevelt and Churchill, an opulent estate in the English countryside—a beautiful French refugee, who isn’t what he seems.

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The Baker's Secret: A Novel

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William Morrow #ad - Only twenty-two, emma learned to bake at the side of a master, Ezra Kuchen, the village baker since before she was born. Emma gives the people a taste of hope—the faith that one day the Allies will arrive to save them. Each day, she receives an extra ration of flour to bake a dozen baguettes for the occupying troops.

A tale beautifully, wisely, and masterfully told. Paula mclain, author of the paris wife and circling the sunfrom the multiple-award-winning, and the resilience of the human spirit, determination, optimism, critically acclaimed author of The Hummingbird and The Curiosity comes a dazzling novel of World War II—a shimmering tale of courage, set in a small Normandy village on the eve of D-Day.

The Baker's Secret: A Novel #ad - On june 5, 1944, as dawn rises over a small town on the Normandy coast of France, Emmanuelle is making the bread that has sustained her fellow villagers in the dark days since the Germans invaded her country. Under the cold, watchful eyes of armed soldiers, she builds a clandestine network of barter and trade that she and the villagers use to thwart their occupiers.

She was likewise powerless to help when they pulled Ezra from his shop at gunpoint, the first of many villagers stolen away and never seen again. In the years that her sleepy coastal village has suffered under the enemy, Emma has silently, stealthily fought back. But her gift to the village is more than these few crusty loaves.

And each day, she mixes that precious flour with ground straw to create enough dough for two extra loaves—contraband bread she shares with the hungry villagers. Apprenticed to ezra at thirteen, Emma watched with shame and anger as her kind mentor was forced to wear the six-pointed yellow star on his clothing.

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Woman Enters Left: A Novel

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Ballantine Books #ad - Among florrie’s possessions are several unproduced screenplays, and—inexplicably—old photographs of Louise’s mother, personal journals, Ethel. A woman sets out on a cross-country road trip, unknowingly tracing in reverse the path her mother traveled thirty years before. Ethel fears the loss of her marriage; Florrie, with long-held secrets confided only in her journal, fears its survival.

As they rediscover their carefree selves on the road, they learn that sometimes the paths we follow are shaped more by our traveling companions than by our destinations. In parallel tales, the three women—Louise, Florrie, Ethel—discover that not all journeys follow a map. Tender, movie star louise wilde is caught between an unfulfilling acting career and a shaky marriage when she receives an out-of-the-blue phone call: She has inherited the estate of Florence “Florrie” Daniels, touching, and rich with delicious period detail of Hollywood’s heyday—buckle up, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home In the 1950s, original, because you’ll definitely want to go on a road trip after reading this delightful book!”—Hazel Gaynor, a Hollywood screenwriter she barely recalls meeting.

Woman Enters Left: A Novel #ad - Nearly thirty years earlier, florrie takes off on an adventure of her own, driving her Model T westward from New Jersey in pursuit of broader horizons. She has the promise of a Hollywood job and, Ethel, in the passenger seat, her best friend since childhood. Florrie will do anything for Ethel, who is desperate to reach Nevada in time to reconcile with her husband and reunite with her daughter.

On an impulse, hoping for answers about the curious inheritance and, Louise leaves a film shoot in Las Vegas and sets off for her father’s house on the East Coast, perhaps, about her own troubled marriage.

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The Silent Woman: The USA TODAY BESTSELLER - a gripping historical fiction Cat Carlisle, Book 1

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HQ Digital #ad - She sees no way out… that is until a trusted friend asks her to switch her husband’s papers in a desperate bid to confuse the Germans. Soon catherine finds herself caught up in a deadly mixture of espionage and murder. Would you sell your secrets?Catherine Carlisle is trapped in a loveless marriage and the threat of World War Two is looming.

The Silent Woman: The USA TODAY BESTSELLER - a gripping historical fiction Cat Carlisle, Book 1 #ad - Someone is selling secrets to the other side, and the evidence seems to point right at her. Can she clear her name before it’s too late? .

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Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

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MIRA #ad - Something—or someone—has scared her. The pacific battles of world war ii continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested. Violet iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives together one year after the disappearance of her husband.

But ella is stubbornly silent. Try as she might, violet can’t ignore her attraction to the brash marine who comes to her aid when the women are accused of spying. And with the island overrun by troops training for a secret mission, tension and suspicion between neighbors is rising. Violet bands together with her close friends to get through the difficult days.

Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers #ad - Desperate to discover the truth behind what happened to her husband, while keeping her friends and daughter safe, Violet is torn by guilt, fear and longing as she faces losing everything. Again. As rumors swirl and questions about his loyalties surface, Violet believes Ella knows something. Hawaii, 1944. To support themselves, they open a pie stand near the military base, offering the soldiers a little homemade comfort.

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