The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin

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Release Date: February 6, 2018

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800727970

Genre: Historical Fiction / World War II / Romance

Series: Sunrise at Normandy, Book One

About the Book:

In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, a “Wren” in the Women’s Royal Naval Service. Dorothy pieces together reconnaissance photographs with thousands of holiday snapshots of France–including those of her own family’s summer home–in order to create accurate maps of Normandy. Maps that Wyatt will turn into naval bombardment plans.
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The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma

Travel back in time to 1943 and meet Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian and concert violinist whose career is ended because of Nazi occupation in Prague. Don’t miss the new historical novel, The Melody of the Soul, by Liz Tolsma. Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Officer Horst Engel, quartered in Anna’s flat and dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.

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Anna has one chance for survival-and it lies in the hands of her mortal enemy.
It’s 1943 and Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian living in Prague, has lost nearly everything. Most of her family has been deported, and the Nazi occupation ended her career as a concert violinist. Now Anna is left to care for her grandmother, and she’ll do anything to keep her safe-a job that gets much harder when Nazi officer Horst Engel is quartered in the flat below them.
Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Horst, dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.
Anna finds herself falling in love with the handsome officer and his brave heart. But what he reveals might stop the music forever.

Until We Find Home by Cathy Gohlke

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Release Date: January 2, 2018

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 9781496410962

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance / World War II

About the Book:

For American Claire Stewart, joining the French Resistance sounded as romantic as the storylines she hopes will one day grace the novels she wants to write. But when she finds herself stranded on English shores, with five French Jewish children she smuggled across the channel before Nazis stormed Paris, reality feels more akin to fear. Continue reading

Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin

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Release Date: April 2016

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800723439

Genre: Fictional / Historical Romance / Mystery

Series: Waves of Glory, Book 2

Sarah Sundin has done it again! She has crafted a fun, inspiring historical novel.

We pick up where we left off in Through Waters Deep just after Pearl Harbor is attacked. The only difference is that this is Lillian and Arch’s story.

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The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert

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Release Date: November 3, 2015

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780529102379

Genre: Fiction/Historical/General

The Girl from the Train was originally published in Afrikaans in South Africa, where it became a bestseller, before traveling to the Netherlands, where it also became a bestseller. Now it has it has been translated and many more readers will have the opportunity to enjoy this story. Continue reading

Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke

Release Date: September 2015

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 978-1-4964-0080-2

Genre: Fiction/Christian/Historical

Hannah Sterling has always wished for a relationship with her mother. When death closes that door, Hannah is determined to unlock those secrets of her mother, Lieselotte’s, past. Why was her mother the way she had always known her? She then learns that she has a grandfather who still lives in Germany. Continue reading

Reservations for Two by Hillary Manton Lodge

Release Date: April 21, 2015

Publisher: Waterbrook Press

ISBN: 9780307731777

Genre: Fiction, Christian, Romance

Series: Two Blue Doors Book 2

Lodge has truly outdone herself with this new installment. Reservations for Two will lead you through the streets of Italy and France as well as the life of Juliette D’Alisa. A trip to Provence unlocks many new answers to her grandmother’s past, but this also stirs up some new complications with her boyfriend, Neil McLaren. Continue reading

Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin

Series: Waves of Freedom

Release Date: July 2015

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800723422

Genre: Historical Romance, Fiction, Mystery

Calling all Nancy Drews! Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin is truly remarkable. It’s a mixture of a Nancy Drew mystery with a bit of romance and lots of history. The author uses realistic characters that will make you feel as if you are part of their everyday lives. Readers will find themselves staying up until the wee hours in the morning just to see what occurs next. Laughter, crying, joy, and excitement may also be experienced. This is a must-read for everyone and I pray that it will deepen appreciation for the U.S. Navy. Continue reading

Time to Choose by Dawn Kazmierzak and Hilda Gutwein

Release Date: March 24, 2014 (Kindle)

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 978-1-4908-3049-0 (sc)

ISBN: 978-1-4908-3048-3 (hc)

ISBN: 978-1-4908-3050-6 (e)

Genre: Political, Non-Fiction. Biography, Memoir

The average 12-year-old girl thinks about what she’ll wear to school and boys. When Hilda was 12-years-old, she was working hard on the family farm in Eastern Europe, lived under a constantly changing government influences, and wondered if she would even make it turn thirteen. Time to Choose: Growing Up under Hitler and Watching History Repeat Itself tells us exactly what it’s about. Through the voice of her daughter, Dawn, comes the story of a Christian family’s life in war-torn Eastern Europe and their journey to America, the land of the free. Continue reading