In war-torn france, an italian-irish girl from the tenements of Brooklyn, Jo McMahon, tends to six seriously wounded soldiers in a makeshift medical unit. 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.
The Fire by Night: A Novel - 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. 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.
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. Surrounded by cruelty and death, Kay battles to maintain her sanity and save lives as best she can.
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The Way to London: A Novel of World War IIWilliam Morrow Paperbacks - 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. On the eve of pearl harbor, lucy stanhope, the granddaughter of an earl, impetuous and overindulged, 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. 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.
The Way to London: A Novel of World War II - Now lucy will be forced to finally confront the choices she has made if she ever hopes to have the future she yearns for. . 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.
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The Baker's Secret: A NovelWilliam Morrow - A tale beautifully, wisely, and masterfully told. Paula mclain, determination, optimism, author of the paris wife and circling the sunfrom the multiple-award-winning, and the resilience of the human spirit, 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.
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. But her gift to the village is more than these few crusty loaves. Only twenty-two, ezra kuchen, Emma learned to bake at the side of a master, the village baker since before she was born.
The Baker's Secret: A Novel - 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. Emma gives the people a taste of hope—the faith that one day the Allies will arrive to save them. 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. 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. Each day, she receives an extra ration of flour to bake a dozen baguettes for the occupying troops.
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Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France The Resistance Quartet Book 2Harper - From the author of the new york times bestseller a train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II—told in full for the first time. Le chambon-sur-lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche, one of the most remote and inaccessible parts of Eastern France.
Many of those they protected were orphaned children and babies whose parents had been deported to concentration camps. With unprecedented access to newly opened archives in france, britain, and Germany, and interviews with some of the villagers from the period who are still alive, Caroline Moorehead paints an inspiring portrait of courage and determination: of what was accomplished when a small group of people banded together to oppose their Nazi occupiers.
During the second world war, freemasons, the inhabitants of this tiny mountain village and its parishes saved thousands wanted by the Gestapo: resisters, OSS and SOE agents, communists, and Jews. A thrilling and atmospheric tale of silence and complicity, Village of Secrets reveals how every one of the inhabitants of Chambon remained silent in a country infamous for collaboration.
Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France The Resistance Quartet Book 2 - Yet it is also a story about mythmaking, and the fallibility of memory. A major contribution to wwii history, illustrated with black-and-white photos, and pays tribute to a group of heroic individuals, most of them women, Village of Secrets sets the record straight about the events in Chambon, for whom saving others became more important than their own lives.
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A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France (The Resistance Quartet Book 1)
Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler
50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany
The Dress in the Window: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks - 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. 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.
But as they soon discover, the future is never without its surprises, ones that have the potential to make—or break—their dreams. But sisterly love can sometimes turn into sibling jealousy. Always playing second fiddle to her sister, Peggy yearns to make her own mark. Voluminous layers of taffeta and tulle, wasp waists, and beautiful color—all so welcome after years of sensible styles and strict rationing.
The Dress in the Window: A Novel - 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. A perfect debut novel is like a perfect dress—it’s a “must have” and when you “try it on” it fits perfectly.
Together, they combine forces to create amazing fashions and a more prosperous life than they’d ever dreamed of before the war.
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a gripping historical fiction Cat Carlisle, Book 1 - The Silent Woman: The USA TODAY BESTSELLERHQ Digital - 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.
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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Next to Love Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition: A NovelSpiegel & Grau - Babe throws like a boy, thinks for herself, and never expects to escape the poor section of her quiet Massachusetts town. This new deluxe ebook edition features more than seventy-five additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text, which contain new illustrations and photographs, to enrich your reading experience.
Her friend grace, the third member of their childhood trio, married to a reporter on the local paper, fears being left alone with her infant daughter when her husband ships out; Millie, now weds the boy who always refused to settle down; and Babe wonders if she should marry Claude, who even as a child could never harm a living thing.
Next to Love Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition: A Novel - Experience the story of three unforgettable women—and the friendships that unfold at a pivotal moment in history. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. Portrait of the changing face of America. As the war rages abroad, life on the home front undergoes its own battles and victories; and when the men return, and civilian life resumes, nothing can go back to quite the way it was.
Along the way, a mother, a fighter, a friend, the women will learn what it means to be a wife, and a survivor. 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.
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The Baker's Daughter: A NovelBroadway Books - So when an escaped jewish boy arrives on Elsie’s doorstep on Christmas Eve, Elsie understands that opening the door would put all she loves in danger. Sixty years later, in el paso, reba adams is trying to file a feel-good Christmas piece for the local magazine, Texas, and she sits down with the owner of Elsie's German Bakery for what she expects will be an easy interview.
But reba finds herself returning to the bakery again and again, anxious to find the heart of the story—a story that resonates with her own turbulent past. In this new york times bestseller, the politics of exclusion, the terrible choices we face in wartime, two women in different eras face similar life-altering decisions, and the redemptive power of love.
The Baker's Daughter: A Novel - In 1945, elsie schmidt is a naive teenager, as eager for her first sip of champagne as she is for her first kiss. She and her family have been protected from the worst of the terror and desperation overtaking her country by a high-ranking Nazi who wishes to marry her. For elsie, reba’s questions are a stinging reminder of that last bleak year of World War II.
As the two women's lives become intertwined, both are forced to confront the uncomfortable truths of the past and seek out the courage to forgive.
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The Room on Rue AmélieGallery Books - But it’s 1938, and war is looming on the horizon. When marcel is killed, ruby discovers the secret he’d been hiding—he was a member of the French resistance—and now she is determined to take his place. But her skills are ultimately put to the test when she begins concealing her twelve-year-old Jewish neighbor, Charlotte, whose family was rounded up by the Gestapo.
She becomes involved in hiding Allied soldiers—including a charming RAF pilot—who have landed in enemy territory. Unfortunately, her marriage soon grows cold and bitter, her husband Marcel, distant and secretive—all while the Germans flood into Paris, their sinister swastika flags waving in the breeze.
Ruby and charlotte become a little family, but as the German net grows tighter around Paris, and the Americans debate entering the combat, the danger increases. Set against all the danger and drama of wwii paris, this heartfelt novel will keep you turning the pages until the very last word” Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author.
The Room on Rue Amélie - No one is safe. A moving and entrancing novel set in paris during world war ii about an american woman, and a young jewish girl whose fates unexpectedly entwine—perfect for the fans of Kristen Hannah’s The Nightingale and Martha Hall Kelly’s Lilac Girls, a dashing pilot, inspiring tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love” Mariah Stewart, this is “an emotional, heart-breaking, New York Times bestselling author.
When ruby first marries the dashing Frenchman she meets in a coffee shop, she pictures a life strolling arm in arm along French boulevards, awash in the golden afternoon light.
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Letters from Skye: A NovelBallantine Books - June 1940: at the start of world war ii, elspeth’s daughter, Margaret, has fallen for a pilot in the Royal Air Force. But as world war i engulfs europe and david volunteers as an ambulance driver on the Western front, Elspeth can only wait for him on Skye, hoping he’ll survive. Then, and letters that were hidden in a wall come raining down, after a bomb rocks Elspeth’s house, Elspeth disappears.
Her mother warns her against seeking love in wartime, an admonition Margaret doesn’t understand. Named one of the best books of the year by publishers weeklya sweeping story told in letters, jessica brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, spanning two continents and two world wars, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart.
Letters from Skye: A Novel - . Sparkling with charm and full of captivating period detail, Letters from Skye is a testament to the power of love to overcome great adversity, and marks Jessica Brockmole as a stunning new literary voice. Look for special features inside. March 1912: twenty-four-year-old elspeth Dunn, a published poet, has never seen the world beyond her home on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye.
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The Dressmaker's Dowry: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks - Will her beautiful heirloom engagement ring uncover a connection to Hanna Schaeffer? . For readers of lucinda riley, sarah jio, an immigrant seamstress who disappears from san francisco’s gritty streets in 1876, and the other, this gripping historical debut novel tells the story of two women: one, or Susan Meissner, 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 - When wealthy lucas Havensworth enters the shop, Hanna's future is altered forever. With margaret's encouragement and the power of a borrowed green dress, Hanna dares to see herself as worthy of him. Afraid to tell her husband of her writer’s block, Sarah is also hiding a darker secret—one that has haunted her for 14 years.
Then margaret disappears, and Hanna turns to Lucas. 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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