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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: 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: A Sharecropper Christmas by Carlene Havel
What kind of Christmas will her children have? The Great Depression left the Shoemaker family hungry and homeless. Their - desperate prayers are finally answered when Henry Shoemaker finds work as a - sharecropper. Alice makes the best of the hard times without complaint, though she dreams of giving her little family a special Christmas.
 
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: Looking Back with a Smile by Edward Farber
There's a chuckle on every page of Looking Back with a Smile as the author recollects in brief but entertaining anecdotes (bits and pieces) of a life that has spanned seven decades. Bits and pieces are what they are. Quick looks at what he calls an "ordinary" life, each served up with a laugh. A sampling of the subtitle over each anecdote gives a little insight into Ed Farber's humorous approach: [...]
 
Book: Brothers on the Run - Fleeing Hitler, Fighting Franco by Pat Lorraine Simons
Based on a true story, Brothers on the Run takes you on a high-velocity ride across pre-World War II Europe. In 1933, two teenage Jewish brothers barely escape death at the Nazis' hands, only to find themselves crisscrossing Europe as refugees whose survival depends on their luck, daring, and wits. In 1936, when the US denies them entry, the boys enlist as foreign soldiers in the Spanish Civil [...]
 
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: Crying is for Babies by Tricia McGill
In the 1930s medicine was still very much a hit and miss affair. The surgeons were still experimenting and learning about the human body. This at a period when there was little in the way of pain relief. This is one woman's story about a childhood ruined by such surgeons, whose bad judgement confined an eight year old subsequently to bed for three years, and left her with a disability to last a [...]
 
Book: Abe Lincoln - Public Enemy No. 1 by Brian Anthony and Bill Walker
When John Wilkes Booth shoots Lincoln with a bullet cursed by the notorious Chicken Man, a local voodoo practitioner, he unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events extending far into the future. Instead of killing Lincoln, the bullet puts the president into a coma for sixty-eight years, his body remaining limber and ageless. When he awakens in 1933, Abe Lincoln is a man out of time, a revered [...]
 
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: For the Love of Maude (The Dear Maude Trilogy Book 2) by Denise Liebig
Hiding in history isn't the thrill Emily thought it would be... But neither is time travel. "I found For The Love of Maude completely consuming. It has been a long time since I found myself unable to put a book down." 2018 New Apple Summer eBook Awards, Solo Medalist Winner, Historical Fiction - 2018 Global ebook Awards, Bronze Medal Winner, Fiction-Fantasy/Historical Setting - 2018 Global eBook [...]
 
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: 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: Global Economic Boom & Bust Cycles - The Great Depression and Recovery of the 21st Century by Khafra K Om-Ra-Seti
Was the Meltdown of 2008 the first phase of the Great Depression of the 21st Century? In 2013, this global economic crisis is not over and no one knows the hour or the day when the Final Reckoning will occur! The 2008 Meltdown that culminated in the serial collapse of some of the most powerful corporations in the world, represented only the tip of the iceberg in the emergence of this epic [...]
 
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: 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: The Curious Misadventures of Tubby Wexler, Private Investigator by Steven W. Johnson
Tubby Wexler believes himself to be the personification of the pulp magazine detectives of the 1930s, 40s & 50s. He has all the trappings - a rundown 2-room office in a dilapidated downtown office, a faithful canine, a magnificent, voluptuous, Cajun beauty as a secretary and list of the most bizarre clients any P.I has ever seen. The only thing Tubby doesn't have is a clue!
 
Book: Hitty and Her Next Hundred Years by Jody Provost
See the 1930s through the eyes of Hitty, a little wooden doll who experiences an amazing array of adventure and historical events as she lives with characters from all walks of life in this book. Find an underground hot spring; survive an earthquake; even meet a mythical (or is he?) legend! Simplicity and storytelling at its best, this book will make you laugh, make you cry, and want to know more [...]
 
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: Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz
When Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple Junction, curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old murder. Suddenly she's learning the foreign language of southern speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright, and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle. A bank robbery, murder, and family tragedy from the 1930s are pieces of the [...]
 
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: White Supremacy - Dark Legacy by Allen L Pollens
"WHITE SUPREMACY" is a unique "factual fiction" book that wraps an exciting story around actual history. It relates what Joyce Levinson unexpectedly experiences when a local Nazi hate group decides to assert itself. It also tells of Nazism from its birth in 1930s Germany through to the present day. Included is information relating to the shockingly rapid rise in hate-based organizations around [...]
 
Book: Time Heals Everything by Linda Swain
Beautiful Katherine Collins, a young woman from nowhere,suddenly had it all. Her promising career as an up-and-coming cabaret singer in a swinging 1930s hot spot known as Simply Blues lands her smack in the middle of a tug of war the likes of which she'd never dreamed possible. On one side stands the man who had opened the door to her career but who refuses to allow himself any further claim to [...]
 


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