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Book: Atomic Renaissance - American Women Mystery Writers of the 1940s and 1950s by Jeffrey Marks
America in the 1950s was a place of Eisenhower, the Korean Conflict, McCarthy, and Sputnik. Women found themselves trapped into a mold of Donna Reed and June Cleaver, marginalized by the hyper-masculinity of the age. Mystery fiction had become a male bastion as well, promoting hardboiled private eye novels and spy fiction. It would be another three decades before groups to promote equality [...]
 
Book: Daughters (Volume 2) by Florence Osmund
2013 BRAG Medallion honoree. Some people intentionally mislead others about their ethnicity. Marie did it unknowingly. Discovering the identity of your real father can be life-altering. Just ask Marie. At twenty-six, she is about to meet her father for the first time and sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with him and his family. As she packs her suitcase, Marie wonders how her newfound family will [...]
 
Book: Sweet Mungo by Meriel Brooke
2019 edition - previously published 2014 as Sweet Mungo. Growing up in the 1940's, when homosexuality was illegal and rarely discussed, Mungo Warner's exceptional beauty leads to harsh treatment by his father, abuse by his tutor at Choir School and sodomy by a gang of roughs. The abuse of young men was known as the Lavender Scare, and the victims were known as Lavender Boys or Sugar Pants. Are [...]
 
Book: The Unfinished - 2015 Edition by Patrice Williams Marks
BOOK TRAILER: (Spoiler Alert) www.PatriceWilliamsMarks.com - Facebook.com/Author.PatriceWilliamsMarks - "I really liked this story from screenwriter Patrice Williams. "The Unfinished" centers on a man brought back from the dead for 72 hours in order to identify his killer. It's written in a real conversational style, and builds up to a fun, surprising conclusion. I've already said too much." [...]
 
Book: The Coach House by Florence Osmund
2012 BRAG Medallion honoree! When Marie discovers the extent of her husband's involvement in 1940s Chicago underground activities, she gives up what had appeared to be the perfect life a good job, a loving husband, and the promise of starting a family. In her pursuit of a new life, fate draws her to Kansas where she finds refuge in a coach house apartment tucked away behind a three-story [...]
 
Book: Boxed Set - The Coach House and Daughters by Florence Osmund
Each book in this two-book series is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. The Coach House - When Marie discovers the extent of her husband's involvement in 1940s Chicago underground activities, she gives up what had appeared to be the perfect life a good job, a loving husband, and the promise of starting a family. In her pursuit of a new life, fate draws her to Kansas where she finds refuge in a coach [...]
 
Book: The Old Man and Me by R. C. Larlham
The Old Man and Me is a collection of true stories that describe with humor and love the best of the friendship that grows between a father and his son. The stories begin with vignettes from toddlerhood, and cover all the ages from then to high school graduation (and a little bit beyond). The Old Man and Me taken as a whole is a story of love and joy and growing up in a time before television [...]
 
Book: The Dagger Before Me (The Persephone Cole Vintage Mysteries Book 1) by Heather Haven
In 1942, no one had heard of a female shamus - not even in New York City -- until now. Meet Percy Cole, a newly inaugurated private investigator with a penchant for Marlene Dietrich suits, pistachio nuts, and men's fedoras. Halloween finds her backstage, during the previews of the latest Broadway production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, where there's double, double, toil and trouble. When an actor [...]
 
Book: Vanished in Berlin by Gry Finsnes
If you love two countries and they go to war with each other, which one do you choose to fight for? The German musician Friedrich is in Norway with his Norwegian girlfriend Ellen when Hitler attacks in April 1940. They flee together from Oslo but happen to find themselves very close to the fighting. Their dilemma is that both like Germany but not the Nazis, and Friedrich does not want to fight. [...]
 
Book: The Old Man and Me Book 2 - Things I Didn't Get to Tell You the First Time by R. C. Larlham
The Old Man and Me - Stories I Didn't Get to Tell You the First Time continues the story of the author's early life through the 1960s. It overlaps the first book, filling gaps among his original adventures. Ride along on a humpback bridge "jump" in a hot rod and take a Senior Class Trip to Washington, D.C. Experience life as a farm boy trying to make his way in an exclusive small college, where a [...]
 
Book: Kurinji Flowers by Clare Flynn
Marriage to a man she barely knows. Exile to a country she doesn't know at all An emotional love story set in the last days of colonial India After an abusive relationship with a predatory older man, debutante Ginny Dunbar is publicly disgraced when her artist lover exhibits a nude painting of her in a smart London gallery. All her mother's hopes for a society wedding are dashed until she lowers [...]
 
Book: Intrusion: WWII, two boys, a fateful rivalry (A Relative Invasion Book 1) by Rosalind Minett
WAR THREATENS AT THE VERY SHORES OF HOME . . . WITH RUTHLESS HITLER IN EUROPE AND DEVIOUS COUSIN KENNETH AT THE DOORSTEP. A fateful rivalry is born . . . Lonely Billy's excitement at having a playmate turns to dismay. Frail, artistic Kenneth is hideously devious, Uncle Frank is an outright bully and Billy's parents fail to see further than Kenneth's porcelain looks to his darker soul. Those very [...]
 
Book: Post-War Dreams by Brenda Whiteside
World War II has ended and the soldiers are coming home. After years of following her crop worker father, motherless Claire Flanagan is also coming home. If she can keep her father in one place long enough, she plans to follow her dreams to Hollywood. Until she meets Benjamin. Benjamin Russell has been working since he was fifteen to support his mother and siblings. What he most wants in life is [...]
 
Book: Comic Book Superhero Collectible Pin-Back Buttons and Badges of the 1940s-1960s by Jonathon Jones
Collectors of comic book superhero memorabilia as well as vintage pinback buttons are quite abundant in today's day and age. However, what both groups are often unaware of is the sheer abundance and variety of items that contain elements of both collectible types. This unique book dives headfirst into an often-unknown collection type that features pin-backs and badges that represent these iconic [...]
 
Book: Dark Harbor House by Tom DeMarco
Bring together a wonderfully varied mix of characters in a once-grand Maine island summer cottage, leave them to their own devices over the course of a long, idyllic summer in the late 1940s, and you have all the ingredients for a fine comedy of manners. Author Tom DeMarco starts with a simple little love story, weaves in tantalizing details of the old mansion's not totally respectable history, [...]
 
Book: Struggles of the Women Folk by T. M. Brown
Georgie is a young black girl growing up in the 1940s in a small, rural town in southern Virginia. Life is hard and she dreams of better life. This emotional and inspiring story has a gritty dialogue, narrated in Georgie's words. This story touches on what so many in the African American community experienced during post slavery. The good, the bad, as well the mysterious paranormal stories and [...]
 
Book: WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM by Alfred James Phillips
Could a white family living in the South in the 1940s honor their Negro friends' last request by adopting their son after the child's parents are killed in a fiery automobile accident? And was this the child that was promised to Eunice Miller or was her out-of-body experience not really a visit to heaven after all, but only a dream? Experience the drama, suspense and humor of this wondrous and [...]
 
Book: Everybody Calls My Father, Father by Tim 'Dr. Hope' Anders
Son of Catholic priest tells all. This romance novel is based on a true love story-the story of the author's parents. The character of a tenacious young woman, Bouvette Sherwood, who is a successful New York Broadway producer and actress, drives the plot. In the mid 1940s Bouvette meets and falls in love with a charming alcoholic, Hughie Hewitt. He has a secret though, which he keeps from her [...]
 
Book: The Peacock Butterfly by J. V. Lamotte
A vintage contemporary romance that takes us from World War II to the Savings and Loan crisis of the 1980s. Like many little girls in the 1940s, Nena Meyer grew up with dreams for her future, but unfortunately her dreams did not end up as planned. From Boston to New York City, to London and Paris, you'll follow the lives of the Hicks and Meyer families, during five decades, as they navigate [...]
 
Book: An Aviator At Heart by Ilyan Kei Lavanway
All he wanted was to fly. A teenage pilot with an itchy throttle hand, a DaVinci-esque knack for sketching, and four generations of aeronautical heritage can't wait to manifest his passionate aversion to the ground. He sees every hard earned dollar as a tick on the Hobbs meter. Every unencumbered swath of dirt is a potential landing strip, legal or not. His head literally in the clouds over [...]
 
Book: The Lover's Portrait - An Art Mystery (Adventures of Zelda Richardson Book 2) by Jennifer S. Alderson
A portrait holds the key to recovering a cache of looted artwork, secreted away during World War II, in this captivating historical art thriller set in the 1940s and present-day Amsterdam. When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery - rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer - he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in [...]
 
Book: FEMA Camp Parent Trap by Ilyan Kei Lavanway
As a nation, we have ignored almost two centuries of prophetic warnings. The stage has already been set by those we have allowed to hold sway in our country. Do we recognize what's coming? Will we merely react to the crisis after it happens, or will we act in time to change the course of our nation and prevent the crisis? Can we take a lesson from 1940s Austrian history and prevent a repeat? As [...]
 
Book: Waltz with Destiny (Destiny Series Book 4) by Catherine Ulrich Brakefield
As Hitler and his Nazis march across Europe... The splendors of Detroit's ballrooms spin Esther (McConnell) Meir around like a princess in a fairy tale Here she meets junior engineer Eric Erhardt. But will Eric abandon his playboy ways for Esther? When war comes to America's shores, Esther questions whether she has the grit to carry on the McConnell legacy. Meanwhile, Eric comes face to face with [...]
 
Book: Scent Of Triumph / Historical Fiction by Jan Moran
When French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle [...]
 
Book: All in the Mind by Jenny Twist
Tilly wakes up in the dark, alone and very frightened. She finds she is in a strange room inexplicably furnished in 1940s style. However did she get here? Has she somehow slipped into the past? Has she been kidnapped? Of one thing she is absolutely certain, she has never seen this place in her life before. All in the Mind is a fascinating tale exploring the human capacity to overcome any [...]
 
Book: It's Easier to Dance by Annie Laurie Harris
It's Easier to Dance is the remarkable memoir from author Annie L. Harris, a woman born in the late 1940s with cerebral palsy. This extraordinary book is the first of its kind to provide a chronological view of the historical development of the civil rights movement through three different lenses: those of a woman, a minority, and someone living with a developmental disability. This insightful [...]
 
Book: Appalachian Justice (Cedar Hollow Series) (Volume 1) by Melinda Clayton
Billy May Platte is a half Irish, half Cherokee Appalachian woman who learned the hard way that 1940s West Virginia was no place to be different. As Billy May explains, "We was sheltered in them hills. We didn't know much of nothin' about life outside of them mountains. I did not know the word lesbian; to us, gay meant havin' fun and queer meant somethin' strange." In 1945, when Billy May was [...]
 
Book: Atomic Medium (Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mysteries Book 3) by G G Collins
"We're three women from two different centuries, trying to save the world from oblivion. I don't know about you, but that's way above my pay grade." A time warp has opened in a popular Santa Fe retail store. The building housing the shop was the main office of The Manhattan Project during WWII in the 1940s. Only one person has witnessed the departure of two dangerous men through the dark doorway [...]
 
Book: Lemurian Medium (A Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mystery Series, Book 2) by G G Collins
"I'm a reporter," Rachel said. "I write about the arts, festivals, new projects in the city. What I'm not is some kind of psychic astral traveler! How did I get here? Planning a trip to another dimension?" Reluctant psychic Rachel Blackstone watches in horror as a friend vanishes into a painting at a posh Santa Fe gallery. Unable to find Stella by customary methods, the reporter who has recently [...]
 
Book: Reluctant Medium (A Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mystery Series, Book 1) by G G Collins
The shaman told Rachel: "Allow the power to flow through you. Don't try to capture it. You wish only to borrow it." All Rachel Blackstone wants is to talk with her father; solve the mystery of how he died. Using a Native American ceremony given to her by a shaman, she summons him in this paranormal mystery. Instead, a soul intent on revenge slips through and threatens people she loves. Now the [...]
 


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