Tag Archives: Historical fiction

Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke

Rachel Kramer is a young woman resistant to the frequent trips to Germany and physical examinations her father insists that she participate in.  She is increasingly concerned over her father’s research in genetics and the direction it is taking.  When … Continue reading

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Life Behind the Wall by Robert Elmer

From the Amazon description: Cut off by the Iron Curtain This epic tale extends across generations and unfolds against the backdrop of a dangerous Cold War Berlin. This historically accurate, action-packed, three-books-in-one edition features three generations of resourceful teens living … Continue reading

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Interview with Heather Munn

I was blessed to be able to correspond with Heather Munn, co-author of Defy the Night, via email and ask some questions.  She generously answered them and I am excited to share the Q & A on my blog. What … Continue reading

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Daises are Forever by Liz Tolsma

Gisela Cramer is caught in Germany at the worst possible time; Germany is crumbling at the end of WWII and the Russians are approaching from the east.  Caught in the tide of refugees fleeing the Red Army with her two … Continue reading

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Defy the Night by Heather Munn and Lydia Munn

Magali is a fifteen-year-old growing up in the “free” part of France.  She is frustrated with the government pacifying/helping the Nazis.  She sees refugees traveling through her town, some staying and some passing through.  She is angry at the adults … Continue reading

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Liesel Meminger is a young girl growing up with foster parents in Nazi Germany.  Death first encounters her at the death of her brother where he sees her steal a book.  During his busy travels during WWII, Death has occasion … Continue reading

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Threads of Change by Jodi Barrows

Four cousins travel together from Louisiana to Texas to start a new life.  Sharing the rigors of the trail and responsibilities of establishing a home on the frontier, they also share laughter, faith, and a love of quilting.  Liz Bromont, … Continue reading

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Tide and Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig

Tillie McGrath left Ireland with her fiance, hoping for a better life and never imagining that her fiance might die from an illness.  Although she is filled with grief, she perseveres and finds friends, a job, and a purpose.  Captain … Continue reading

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Shades of Mercy Giveaway!

I am excited to offer my first ever blog giveaway, compliments of River North, a division of Moody Publishers.  Thank you for providing me with three copies of Shades of Mercy to give away! You can find my review of … Continue reading

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Shades of Mercy by Anita Lustrea & Caryn Rivadeneira

In the midst of the racial tensions of the 1950’s, Mercy Millar takes a front row seat as the daughter of a white farmer in love with Mick, a member of the Maliseet Indian tribe.  Their secret relationship is complicated … Continue reading

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