The Magic of Ordinary Days


Penguin Books - Beautifully written and filled with memorable characters, Creel's novel is a powerful exploration of the nature of trust and love. Olivia dunne, a studious minister's daughter who dreams of being an archaeologist, never thought that the drama of World War II would affect her quiet life in Denver. An exhilarating flirtation reshapes her life, and she finds herself banished to a rural Colorado outpost, though, married to a man she hardly knows.

Overwhelmed by loneliness, olivia tentatively tries to establish a new life, finding much-needed friendship and solace in two Japanese American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp. When olivia unwittingly becomes an accomplice to a crime and is faced with betrayal, she finally confronts her own desires.

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The Uncertain Season


Lake Union Publishing - She’s determined to save this girl who lost her entire family in the hurricane and now slips along the shadows of the unfinished seawall with a mysterious resolve. Soon, mistaken identity, the lives of the three young women will converge as betrayal, and a family secret sweep them toward a future that defies all expectations.

There, a silent waif known only as Miss Girl opens Grace’s eyes to new love and purpose. Beautiful and talented, Grace is looking forward to a pleasant summer celebrating her engagement to a wealthy young gentleman. But when her lovely, and disgraced cousin Etta arrives, charming, Grace finds her place in society—and in her mother’s heart—threatened.

The Uncertain Season - . The hurricane of 1900 devastated Galveston Island, but a storm of betrayal is still brewing. Nineteen-year-old Grace’s golden age is just beginning. Etta enchants everyone as she maneuvers to secure a station in Galveston’s upper echelons. Grace, reveals etta’s scandalous past, and as punishment, in a reckless moment, she’s sent to work in Galveston’s back alleys, helping the poor.

She and her mother live a privileged life.

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While You Were Mine


Lake Union Publishing - What starts as a contentious relationship, however, turns into something more, and Gwen must open her heart to learn that love means taking chances. While you were mine paints a vivid portrait of 1940s New York and tells an enchanting tale of the nature of love and trust. Suddenly gwen is on the verge of losing the child she has nurtured and loves dearly.

With no legal claim to mary, gwen begins to teach Lieutenant John McKee how to care for his child, knowing that he will ultimately take Mary away. Everything she loved could so easily be lost. The end of world war II should have brought joy to Gwen Mullen. But on v-j day, her worst fear is realized. As celebrating crowds gather in Times Square, a soldier appears on her doorstep to claim Mary, the baby abandoned to Gwen one year earlier.

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The Whiskey Sea


Lake Union Publishing - But frieda manages to talk sam into teaching her to repair boat engines instead, so she has a trade of her own and won’t have to marry. Frieda quickly discovers that a mechanic’s wages won’t support Bea and Silver, and is lured into a money-making team of rumrunners supplying alcohol to New York City speakeasies.

The girls are taken in by a kindly fisherman named Silver, and Frieda begins to feel at home on the water. Speeding into dangerous waters to transport illegal liquor, Frieda gets swept up in the lucrative, risky work—and swept off her feet by a handsome Ivy Leaguer who’s in it just for fun. As danger mounts and her own feelings threaten to drown her, can Frieda find her way back to solid ground—and to a love that will sustain her?

The Whiskey Sea - Running rum during Prohibition, she’ll risk her life—and her heart. Motherless and destitute, Frieda Hope is determined to make a better life for herself and her sister, Bea. When silver sells his fishing boat to WWI veteran Sam Hicks, thinking Sam would be a fine husband for Frieda, she’s outraged.

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The River Widow


Lake Union Publishing - Essentially trapped, Adah must plan an escape. But when she develops feelings for the one person essential to her plan’s success, she faces a painful choice: Will she choose to risk everything saving Daisy or take the new life offered by a loving man? From the bestselling author of The Whiskey Sea comes a stirring novel of a young woman’s survival and liberation during the Great Depression.

In 1937, and surrenders his body to the raging river, Lester, with flood waters approaching, Adah Branch accidentally kills her abusive husband, only to be swept away herself. So begins her story of survival, daisy, defense against accusations of murder, from the clutches of her husband’s notoriously cruel family, and the fight to save herself and her stepdaughter, return to civilization, who have their sights set on revenge for Lester’s death.

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Falling In Love With Her Husband


- At their new home, ann gets to know Todd as more than her friend's older brother. So she chooses the man her parents have always admired and respected: Todd. They elope and go to North Dakota. But she loves Kent Ashton. Todd brothers loves Ann Statesman. But will her newfound love for her husband be enough when Kent comes for her?

When kent gets engaged to someone else, Ann no longer trusts her judgment in picking the right man to marry.

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Sold on a Monday: A Novel


Sourcebooks Landmark - It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. At the paper, lillian Palmer is haunted by her role in all that happened. Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, redemption, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.

She is far too familiar with the heartbreak of children deemed unwanted. As the bonds of motherhood are tested, she and Ellis must decide how much they are willing to risk to mend a fractured family. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices.

Sold on a Monday: A Novel - But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined. The new york times and usa today bestseller!From bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history. 2 children for salethe sign is a last resort.

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The Poppy Field: A gripping and emotional WW1 historical romance


HarperImpulse - Needing to escape from it all, France, Gemma agrees to help renovate a rundown farmhouse in Doullens, a town near the Somme. There, wrapped in old newspapers, is a tin that reveals the secret letters and heartache of Alice Le Breton, in a boarded-up cupboard, a young volunteer nurse who worked in a casualty clearing station near the front line.

Set in the present day and during the horrifying years of the war, both woman discover deep down the strength and courage to carry on in even the most difficult of times. Through alice’s words and her unfailing love for her sweetheart at the front, Gemma learns to truly live again. This epic historical novel will take your breath away.

The Poppy Field: A gripping and emotional WW1 historical romance - 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Readers are falling in love with the poppy field:‘a beautiful, goodreads‘exceptional’ cassie’s Books‘A beautifully written, heartbreaking novel of war and loss and the resilience of the human spirit’ Rosemary, Netgalley‘Both heartbreaking and full of hope and happiness’ Pam, highly enjoyable read’ Nicki’s Book Blog .

One to watch’ good housekeepingyoung nurse, Gemma, is struggling with the traumas she has witnessed through her job in the NHS.

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The Paris Secret: An epic and heartbreaking love story set in World War Two


Bookouture - Absolutely one of the best books i have read in 2018… lily graham has written one of the best books of the year in my honest opinion! If I could have given this a higher rating that 5 stars I would have done so… truly an unforgettable story!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars. Highly recommend, worthy of more than 5 stars!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 Stars.

How to put my feelings into words about this book. But by the end I was smiling and crying. I love the character of valerie and the growth of the relationships throughout the story… A quick, sweet read… Overall, a great story. Goodreads reviewerreaders adore Lily Graham’s writing:‘I was hooked… a beautiful story… absolutely amazing!

The Paris Secret: An epic and heartbreaking love story set in World War Two - . I was an emotional mess all round really. Truly beautiful… even though i did spend most of the time blubbering into my tissues!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars. Gorgeously evoked! I fell in love with one of them myself. The last time valerie was in paris, running from the Nazis, she was three years old, away from the only home she had ever known.

Now as a young woman all alone in the world, to the bookshop and her sole surviving relative, Valerie must return to Paris, her grandfather Vincent, the only person who knows the truth about what happened to her parents.

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Green and Pleasant Land Rachel Patten Dramas Book 2


Canelo - Meanwhile philippa van Damme has led a sheltered life, her childhood severed abruptly by a wrenching bereavement. But then rebellion takes her across strict class boundaries into the arms of her gamekeeper, gauche, Gideon Best…Daphne Underscar - plain, but far from stupid - knows full well that the ambitious Toby Smith married her for money.

From industrial london to the tropical landscape of Madeira, Green and Pleasant Land follows the three women in a triumphant sequel to Tomorrow, Jerusalem. Thrust headlong into an unstable post-war world, her hopes of a future with Hugo Fellafield are dashed by familial discord, and the threat of political scandal.

Green and Pleasant Land Rachel Patten Dramas Book 2 - Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn and Victoria Hislop. Three women’s lives are about to change forever. With love, and with courage, she is prepared to gamble her own happiness on the hope of a more fulfilling relationship. The great war is over, the Roaring Twenties dawn. Rachel patten is an undoubted beauty, yet the only man she wants is the one who rejects her.

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Where the Crawdads Sing


G.P. Putnam's Sons - Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. 1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful.

The new york times book Review"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver. Bustlefor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.

Where the Crawdads Sing - Perfect for fans of barbara kingsolver and karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. But kya is not what they say. So in late 1969, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the so-called Marsh Girl.

Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved.

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