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The Potter’s Lady (Refined by Love) in stores now!

In the beautiful rolling hills of West Virginia, Rose McKay seeks a measure of success–in business and in love. Judith Miller is an author I have yet to read, but I hear her books are great. Another release is available for your summer reading pleasure in her Refined by Love series, now. 🙂

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With Lee in Virginia from Heirloom Audio Productions {Review}

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  If you are ready to immerse your students in a Civil War era to listen to a story based on the novel by G.A. Henty feature two teenage boy characters grab a hold of this audio drama. Heirloom Audio Productions  ~  (http://www.WithLeeinVirginia.com/) is releasing the third dramatization based on a novel by George Alfred Henty, known as The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty. This dramatization comes in a two-CD set providing two hours of educational entertainment for ages six and up to capture the imagination. The vendor sent a physical copy of: With Lee in Virginia to members of our Crew. This is a physical CD set. Members also received a bunch of extras like a Study Guide, a soundtrack. The study guide and soundtrack is a digital download. Selections from The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty have previous been chosen for the TOS Review Crew Blue Ribbon Award. . .

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Spy of Richmond (Heroines Behind the Lines, #4) by Jocelyn Green

I’m a big fan of espionage as a genre goes. Contemporary or historical, a bit of espionage intrigues me. Now to put it in the title you know I’m interested! The research that is put into these novels within the Heroines Behind the Lines series is very apparent. Across the board, no matter where I look or who I ask, Jocelyn gets nearly all five stars with the Spy of Richmond. Gritty yet with hope, that’s how I describe her war novels. If you know me, you know I’m not a fan of reading war-time novels, and outside of Jocelyn’s books I haven’t spent much time studying the American Civil War (after all I am a Georgia girl bred and born) but her novels I enjoy and I’m always eager to know what she’ll write next.

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Tried and True by Mary Connealy in stores now!

Kylie Wilde fought in the Civil War dressed as a boy—and now she’s homesteading as a man! When somebody tries to burn her property, land agent Aaron Masterson inspects her claim—and realizes she’s a woman. Will he keep her secret? And when the attacks continue, will she marry him just so she won’t have to be alone anymore?

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Yankee in Atlanta (Heroines Behind the Lines, #3) by Jocelyn Green

When soldier Caitlin McKae woke up in Atlanta after being wounded in battle, the Georgian doctor who treated her believed Caitlin’s only secret was that she had been fighting for the Confederacy disguised as a man. In order to avoid arrest or worse, Caitlin hides her true identity and makes a new life for herself in Atlanta.

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His Steadfast Love by Golden Keyes Parsons

It isn’t until the Civil War comes to her doorstep that Amanda Belle must choose between love and family. It’s the spring of 1861 on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Amanda never thought she would marry because of a promise she made to her dying mother, but her attraction to Captain Kent Littlefield is undeniable. When Texas secedes from the Union, her brother, Daniel, aligns with the Confederate States, while Kent remains with the Union troops. Her heart is torn between the two men she is closest to and the two sides of the conflict. Amanda prays to God for direction and support, but hears only silence. Where is God in the atrocities of war–and whose side is He on? Amanda senses her life is at a turning point. She must trust God to deliver her family through the chaos of war with her heart and her faith intact.

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When Shadows Fall

Their lives torn by war, Matthew and Rebekah fight to keep their worlds intact. Rebekah wishes she could turn back time, and go home. Matthew wishes his arms could be the home she runs to. Available May 1 http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-289/Shadows-Book-One-cln–When/Detail.bok   EXCERPT Rebekah followed the attendant to a horse drawn, covered wagon in the alley. “You must have pull, ma’am. Lincoln himself says you’re to keep this.” She watched in stunned silence as he settled Robert on a pallet of blankets. He turned to her. “Well, that’ll do ya. I best get back. And, ma’am, don’t be staying any longer in these parts then need be. Ya hear?” “Thank you,” Rebekah called after him. She unloaded her things from the hackney and paid the driver. After settling Andrew, she climbed on the buckboard, took a deep breath, and snapped the reins, heading the horse out of the city. She would wait till. . .

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Where Wildflower’s Bloom by Ann Shorey

How far will she go to follow her dreams?

The Civil War stole a father and brother from Faith Lindberg–as well as Royal Baxter, the man she wanted to marry. With only her grandfather left, she dreams of leaving Noble Springs, Missouri, and traveling west to Oregon to start a new life, away from the memories that haunt her. But first she must convince her grandfather to sell the family’s mercantile and leave a town their family has called home for generations.

When Royal Baxter suddenly returns, Faith allows herself to hope that she and Royal will finally wed. But does he truly love her? Or will another man claim her heart?

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Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss {Review}

This fast-paced, high-energy picture book tells the true story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who at age nineteen disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the Civil War. She took the name Frank Thompson and joined a Michigan army regiment to battle the Confederacy. Sarah excelled as a soldier and nurse on the battlefield. Because of her heroism, she was asked to become a spy. Her story comes to life through the signature illustrations and design of John Hendrix and the exciting storytelling of Marissa Moss.

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A Lasting Impression (Belmont Mansion) by Tamera Alexander {Review}

From Christy and RITA Award-winning author Tamera Alexander comes a novel about the difference between knowing who you are–and knowing who you want to become.

Claire Laurent’s greatest aspiration is to paint something that will bring her acclaim. Yet her father insists she work as a copyist. A forger. When she’s forced to flee from New Orleans to Nashville only a year after the War Between the States has ended, her path collides with attorney Sutton Monroe. She considers him a godsend for not turning her in to the authorities. But after he later refuses to come to her aid, Claire fears she’s sorely misjudged the man. Finding herself among the elite of Nashville’s society, Claire believes her dream to create a lasting impression in the world of art is within reach–but only if her fraudulent past remains hidden.

The Federal Army has destroyed Sutton’s home and confiscated his land, and threatens to destroy his family’s honor. His determination to reclaim what belongs to him and to right a grievous wrong reveals a truth that may cost him more than he ever imagined–as well as the woman he loves.

Set at Nashville’s historic Belmont Mansion, a stunning antebellum manor built by Mrs. Adelicia Acklen, A Lasting Impression is a sweeping love story about a nation mending after war, the redemption of those wounded, and the courage of a man and woman to see themselves–and each other–for who they really are.

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The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller

Her heart seeks sanctuary in the deep woods. But will trouble find her even here?

The Civil War has ended, but in Katie Calloway’s Georgia home, conflict still rages. To protect herself and her young brother from her violent and unstable husband, she flees north, finding anonymity and sanctuary as the cook in a north woods lumber camp. The camp owner, Robert Foster, wonders if the lovely woman he’s hired has the grit to survive the never-ending work and harsh conditions of a remote pine forest in winter. Katie wonders if she can keep her past a secret from a man she is slowly growing to love.

With grace and skill, Serena Miller brings to life a bygone era. From the ethereal, snowy forest and the rowdy shanty boys to the warm cookstove and mouth-watering apple pie, every detail is perfectly rendered, transporting you to a time of danger and romance.

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Love Finds You in Amana Iowa by Melanie Dobson in stores now!

As the rest of the nation is embroiled in Civil War, the Amana Colonies remain peaceful. Amalie Wiese arrives in the newly built village of Amana in 1863 only to find that her betrothed, Friedrich, has left to fight with the Union army. Amalie tries to overcome her worries as she sets up a communal kitchen. She hopes that working alongside Friedrich’s best friend will provide some comfort, but Matthias is abrupt and cold. Little does Amalie know that Matthias has been in love with her since childhood but will not betray Friedrich by pursuing her friendship. When Matthias himself leaves for the battlefront to deliver supplies to the soldiers, war wages in Amalie’s own heart. Will love claim victory? Melanie Dobson Melanie Beroth Dobson is the author of the inspirational novels Together for Good (Kregel, 2006), Going for Broke (David C. Cook, 2007), The Black Cloister (Kregel, 2008), Love. . .

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Ann Shorey New Series Announcement!

Are you on the newsletter mailing list for author Ann Shorey? If not you should be! I was thrilled to read about an upcoming joint book signing with author Bonnie Leon and a New Series Announcement! Here’s what she said… New Series Announcement! Now for a tidbit of exciting news: I just signed a contract with Revell for three more books. This series will be set in Missouri right after the end of the Civil War (the photo is one I took of a Civil War era stable during a recent research trip) and has the working title: “Sisters of the Heart.” Each book will feature a different heroine, but their lives will intertwine through the bonds of friendship. The release date for the first book, tentatively titled Where Bright Flowers Bloom, is TBA, so watch the News page on my web site for updates (and maybe a sneak peek. . .

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