The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence by Alyssa Palombo

Simonetta Cattaneo knows she is beautiful. She has been told so all her life. So, when Marco Vespucci shows interest in marrying her she knows that is part of it, but she also finds in him a man who is not turned off by her love of literature and learning. She happily agrees to marry […]

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The Pursuit of Pearls by Jane Thynne

Germany is on the brink of war, and actress turned spy Clara Vine must decide if she will stay in Germany as it grows more dangerous, or return to England. She is shocked when Lottie Franke is murdered. Lottie was an aspiring costume designer who apprenticed at Clara’s film studio, and a student at the […]

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The Scent of Secrets by Jane Thynne

It’s 1938. Germany has become a police state. The citizens are under constant scrutiny. Jews must be home by curfew and are no longer allowed to hold many jobs. Clara Vine is an actress, half-German, half-English. Her career allows her to travel in and out of Germany with a little more freedom. Both of these […]

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My Fair Gentleman by Nancy Campbell Allen

Jack Elliot grew up at sea, doing what he could to provide for his mother and sister after the death of his father. His fortune takes a turn when his grandfather, an Earl, names Jack as his heir. The problem? Jack must give up his dream of one day captaining his own ship and impress the aristocracy. […]

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Creation of Character

I’m ready to get to know my characters! If you’ve been around my blog long enough then you probably know that I think great characters can save a weak book. If I can latch on to a character, I’m more likely to follow through to the end. That’s why getting the characters right in my […]

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The Truth of the Cross by R. C. Sproul

Was the death of Jesus on the cross necessary? Was it the only way for people to return to God? The answer is “yes,” and R. C. Sproul explains why. Using scripture from both the Old and New Testaments, Sproul shows how our fallen human condition leaves us separated from God, what happened to Jesus on […]

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The White Russian by Vanora Bennett

It is 1937. Evie is given an opportunity to study in Europe, funded by her Grandmother, whom she doesn’t know. Her strained relationship with her mother, and her new sense of freedom, send her to Paris to reconnect with her Grandmother, but tragedy strikes, and her Grandmother falls ill and passes away, leaving Evie with a […]

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Finding the Groove

Finding my writing groove has been hard. I’m what’s known as a pantser. I write by the seat of my pants. No outline. That’s how I’ve always done it, and enjoy doing it. The thing is that I was writing for me and a few friends; little stories, usually around 20,000 words, sometimes much shorter. […]

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The Illusionist’s Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

Can a person truly bury the past? Wren Lockhart has spent most of her life trying to do just that. On the vaudeville stages of Boston in the early 1900’s, training under master illusionist Harry Houdini, she has created a new life for herself. But when the act of one of Houdini’s rivals goes terribly wrong, Wren’s secrets […]

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A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

After burying her father, Miss Gillian Young discovers his death may not have been an accident as she had been led to believe. Instead of answers, clues bring more questions as it looks like her father, a well-respected police officer, may have been involved in serious crimes. When Gillian meets the charming Viscount Thomas Lockwood, […]

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