Review: Children of the Stars

Synopsis: From international bestseller Mario Escobar comes a story of escape, sacrifice, and hope amid the perils of the second World War.Jacob and Moses Stein live with their aunt in Paris until the great raid against foreign Jews is unleashed in August 1942. Their parents, well-known German playwrights, have been hiding in France, but before... Continue Reading →

Review: The Ultra Betrayal

Synopsis: October, 1942. Rule breaker OSS Agent Conor Thorn is assigned a mission to help the Allied war effort when a key Swedish cryptographer stationed in England goes missing. Thorn is determined to find him before critical information falls into enemy hands. But his MI6 colleague, Emily Bright, vanishes trailing the codebreaker to Stockholm, plunging... Continue Reading →

Review: Mister B

Synopsis: This is a Pinnacle Award Recipient and a silver medalist in the Readers' Favorites awards, Christian Living. Mister B's jaunty calculating rhythm offers timely subject matter. Mister B: Living with a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist, is a tender memoir with humorous antidotes compiled of scientific events and a personal philosophy that matter in world history,... Continue Reading →

Review: The Torch Betrayal by Glenn Dyer

        Synopsis: A disgraced agent. A missing battle plan. Will he find redemption or damage the Allies beyond repair? London, 1942. OSS Agent Conor Thorn is desperate for a second chance. After a botched mission in Tangier, Thorn knows failure is not an option. When confidential directives for Operation Torch, the invasion... Continue Reading →

Review: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

              Synopsis: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  •  FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE NEW CHAPTER GoodReads Choice Awards Semifinalist  "Moving . . . a plot that surprises and devastates."—New York Times Book Review "A masterful epic."—People magazine "Mesmerizing . . . The Women in the Castle stands tall among the literature that reveals new truths about... Continue Reading →

Review: The Diplomat’s Daughter by Karin Tanabe

            Synopsis: During the turbulent months following the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, twenty-one-year-old Emi Kato, the daughter of a Japanese diplomat, is locked behind barbed wire in a Texas internment camp. She feels hopeless until she meets handsome young Christian Lange, whose German-born parents were wrongfully arrested for un-American... Continue Reading →

Review: The Sea Before Us

          Synopsis: 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... Continue Reading →

Review: Nazi Saboteurs on the Bayou 

Synopsis: Nazi Saboteurs on the Bayou intertwines historic persons, actual events and distant locales of World War II with a fast-moving fictional Nazi plot to disrupt the manufacture of Higgins boats, the remarkable landing craft that won the war for the Allies. Spanning the globe from amphibious landings at Guadalcanal, to the Navajo code talker... Continue Reading →

Review: Lazlo’s Revenge

  Synopsis: It is the story above all, and Lazlo’s Revenge is an excellent story, inspired by true events in places devastated by war, and those who suffered greatly. Readers develop a personal relationship with the characters, Lazlo, Gertrude, Captain Koz, and others, leaving them wanting more. Max Fischer (Maxine Schoellkopf Fischer, fictional narrator of... Continue Reading →

Review: The Holocaust (History & Memory)

  Synopsis: Brilliant and wrenching, The Holocaust: History and Memory tells the story of the brutal mass slaughter of Jews during World War II and how that genocide has been remembered and misremembered ever since. Taking issue with generations of scholars who separate the Holocaust from Germany’s military ambitions, historian Jeremy M. Black demonstrates persuasively... Continue Reading →

Review: Gods, Empire, & Shifting Trade Routes

  Synopsis: In approximately 200 pages, this book seems to describe what 200,000 pages could not come close to adequately holding: the history of the world. Featured in this brief ride through the human condition: why over 40% of the world speaks in tongues descended from an obscure tribe called the Indo-Europeans, how political violence... Continue Reading →

Review: The Bodyguard of Deception

  Synopsis: Can the American and British Allies stop a vaunted German spymaster and his U-boat-commander brother from warning Hitler's High Command about the Allies' greatest military secret? It is a secret that could win the war for Germany--or, at the very least, delay the outcome for years with an inestimable cost in bloodshed, physical... Continue Reading →

Review: The Reluctant Soldier

  Synopsis: The Reluctant Soldier spotlights the "forgotten war" - Korea, in hundreds of letters written by Neil Mellblom, an Army combat reporter with the Pacific Stars & Stripes and the Third Division's Public Information Office, the United Nations sanctioned police action comes, to life. Neil received the Bronze Starr for "aggressive reporting" which made... Continue Reading →

Review: Charlotte (A Novel)

  Synopsis: The gorgeous, haunting, and ultimately redemptive bestselling French novel, recounting the tragic life of artistic visionary Charlotte Salomon, who died in Nazi gas chambers at the age of 26 Two artists, two obsessions. Charlotte Salomon―born in pre-World War II Berlin to a Jewish family traumatized by suicide―was obsessed with art, and with living.... Continue Reading →

Review: From Ashes Into Light

  Synopsis: FROM ASHES INTO LIGHT is a transpersonal tale of epic tragedy, spirituality, family, and personal redemption. It is told through three distinct voices: the haunting story of Ruth, a Jewish adolescent during Kristallnacht in World War II Austria, Saqapaya, a stalwart Native American from coastal California during the time of the Spanish conquest,... Continue Reading →

Review: Chakana

  Synopsis: In 1940, James Fleming, the original British secret agent, races on a high-stakes mission to track down the lost Incan treasure of King Huascar. Along with Kate Rhodes, a policewoman on leave from Ohio, he decodes clues and faces the challenges of the Chakana designed to allow only the most devoted to escape... Continue Reading →

Review: The Girl Called Princess Charlotte

  Synopsis: A Priceless Treasure with a Mysterious Past... Boston attorney Theodore Murphy, Teddy to his friends, has been handed a seemingly straightforward case: to recover a valuable painting by Franz Winterhalter, Young Girl Called Princess Charlotte, which was stolen by the Nazis from Jewish art dealer Dr. Markus Steiner. When the charitable organization founded... Continue Reading →

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