Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.
The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.
Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.
Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 Allied lives. As Anna’s journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.
Meet Phyllis Edgerly Ring
Phyllis Edgerly Ring’s novel, The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies That Outlast War, explores the enduring effects of a woman’s secret friendship with Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun. Phyllis is also the author of the novel, Snow Fence Road, and of the nonfiction works, Life at First Sight: Finding the Divine in the Details and With Thine Own Eyes: Why Imitate the Past When We Can Investigate Reality? She studied plant sciences and ecology, worked as a nurse, taught English to kindergartners in China, coordinated programs at a Baha’i conference center, and returns as often as she can to her childhood home of Germany.
Kri’s running from a lot of things. Thankfully, she’s got a plan. She’s moving to DC, issuing a moratorium on dating, and burying herself in work. Air Force Captain Kadyn Rand derails Kri’s plan with hurricane force. He’s determined to win her heart, but someone from her dark past refuses to be ignored. Can Kadyn save Kri from her past or will she remain forever broken?
Meet K.S. Ruff
I live in Northern Virginia with my football-crazed husband, two beautiful daughters, and two psychotic Shih Tzus. I teach courses in international relations, foreign policy, peacekeeping, and human security at the American Military University. What can I say? I still love school. I’ve written six romantic suspense novels in the Broken Series, a middle-grade fantasy novel entitled Saving Tir na nOg, and a children’s book entitled Brave Just Like Me. I’m addicted to coffee, dark chocolate, reading, and writing; although not necessarily in that order. Reading will always be my first love. Writing appears to be edging out coffee for second place, unless it’s morning. In the morning, it’s coffee.
A riveting tale of revenge, survival and redemption, wrapped around an unlikely love story and set against an urban backdrop corrupted by violence against women and racism.
Following a racially motivated rape by three Ku Klux Klansmen, 12-year-old Cassandra Monroe vows revenge. After eight years of training, now a strikingly beautiful assassin, she accomplishes her mission.
Her campaign continues with solitary walks through dark city streets, hoping to be assaulted by men with bad intentions. Those entrapped by her spider’s web pay dearly for their efforts.
Surrounded by white men one night, she’s rescued by Mike Borelli, an Italian-American passerby. A stormy up-and-down relationship ensues. Ultimately, as her rage matures into purposeful action, and as he begins to see the world through her eyes, they become a team.
Along the way, they encounter serial killers, wife-beaters, actual and would-be rapists, gangsters, crooked cops, a kidnapper and a pedophile priest, as well as numerous women in desperate need of their help. Beneath all the action, though, is the blossoming of a most unusual love story.
Meet Charles S. Isaacs
Charles S. Isaacs has been a schoolteacher, a college professor, a community organizer, a Congressional consultant, a social activist, a gambler and an occasional journalist. He has written opinion columns and feature stories for numerous newspapers and magazines. During recent decades, he has been a consultant to dozens of non-profit organizations operating in the social justice arena. His published work includes fiction, poetry and award-winning non-fiction.
Rosey had a front-row seat in a changing world, but she soon left her seat to push for change, real change. In doing this, Rosey showed her son, the author, the courage needed to fight the obstacles holding him back in his own life. Her life became his greatest story, the story he had to tell. As she told her soldier husband, the man who broke her heart, “the point is, husband of mine, I never cheated on you, even though you and the Army left me alone for all those years. I spent more than half our marriage being more married to an idea than a man. I think you should say to me, thank you for your service, isn’t that what some people say to you, who respect what you went through in Vietnam? Well, I went through a lot here at home, and I think I deserve the same consideration.” See history through a new set of eyes in The Rosey View Of The World, the new historical drama written by Andrew Scott Bassett. It’s a history lesson for our time as we witness the events of the twentieth century that shaped our world today. From the beginning of World War II, the Cold War that soon followed, and the war that tore our nation apart, the Vietnam War, it’s all here in this exciting new tale of one woman’s journey to empowerment. Rosey lived the civil rights movement of the 50s and ’60s, as well as the battle for women’s equality that came next, she did this all with her moral compass intact and her stiff British upper lip for the world to see. From the birth of Beatlemania to the king of rock and roll, to the dignity of Martin Luther King Jr., and even the hope of Kennedy’s Camelot, it’s all here in one amazing story.
Meet Andrew Scott Bassett
ANDREW SCOTT BASSETT
Was born to a British mother and an American soldier father. Much of his writing comes from real-life family stories and experiences. In this, his second novel, The Rosey View of the World, he shares the inspiring life of his mother, the real Rosey. Through true stories, tall tales, and creative imagination, he remembers her love passion, humor, and of course, her British stiff upper lip.
Hazel’s a soon-to-be-divorced mother of three who moved to Los Angeles to be near her college friends and start a new chapter. Nicole married her college sweetheart, the surgeon and all-around perfect husband, Harry, but is terrified of losing him forever if she admits to him she doesn’t want children. Ida is the child star who can’t seem to give up on her dream of being an A-list actress. Dinah is the enigmatic poet with a tragic past who remains a puzzle to everyone, even her oldest friends. When one of them is murdered, the remaining friends deal with the aftermath in varied ways, questioning how much they truly know each other. Told through three separate time periods in the lives of these women, I Think I Hate My Friends captures the sometimes toxic, often complex, but ultimately rewarding dynamic of female friendship and the ceaseless search for contentment.
FIVE STARS: “I can honestly say I have never read anything like this book, and fans of interpersonal drama, crime, and suspense fiction are certain to be transfixed the deeper they get into the plot.” – K. C. Finn, READERS´ FAVORITE
FIVE STARS: “This book proved to be entertaining, equalizing, multicultural, and empowering.” – READERS´ FAVORITE
Lucy Wang, a Chinese woman in her forties, leads an idyllic life in Montreal under the protective wing of her husband Patrick Harris, an English Canadian entrepreneurial millionaire whose career is on the rise and whom she loves deeply. However, her crystal castle cracks when she discovers that Patrick is having a passionate affair with an unknown woman. Chance leads her to learn of a new method for tackling the problem, unknown in the West but all the rage in China. She travels there to get more information and upon her return home decides to set her plan in motion. Torn between her internal conflicts and mixed feelings toward Patrick, Lucy ignores that in addition to standing up to her rival in love, she will have to face powerful adversaries in the shadows, to the point of risking her own life. Her dilemma: to accept defeat and quit or gather up the necessary courage to transform herself into a new woman and go further to meet the ultimate consequences. A wonderful and gripping read that will most certainly stick with you long after you have finished reading it.
Meet Ken Adams
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Set on the Ruzizi River above Lake Tanganyika, Cicinski’s exquisitely crafted second novel is the story of an old Burundian fisherwoman who sets out to hunt and kill the legendarily large and vicious crocodile that killed her husband a year previously; and of her granddaughter, Lenka, who follows her in the hopes of protecting her not only from the dangers she faces in her quest for vengeance, but from losing the last vestiges of the woman she once was. Through the course of the hunt, Cicinski paints a vivid picture not only of a relationship between a young girl full of hope and optimism and dreams of the future, and an old woman who has been all but destroyed by grief and an all-consuming desire for revenge, but more broadly of the relationship between humanity and nature, the experience of grief and ageing, and the character of a strong woman who even in her darkest moments of despair refuses to be ruled by the expectations of her society.
Meet T.M Cicinski
T.M Cicinski is a British-born literary fiction novelist and short story writer, currently living and working in Granada, Spain. From Whence The Rivers Run is his second novel.
The Hastie Girls, a coming-of-age book, is the first installment of a two-part series. Set in the 1950s, within the confines of sheltered English village life, Emily only yearned for a small-town romance, and Belle sought adventure with aspirations to be a doctor. A journey of shocking naivety to shattered dreams and where the sisters’ loyalties will be challenged.
Meet Jaycee Fox
Jaycee Fox writes novels and is devoted to giving her reader a story that will resonate deeply and won’t be soon forgotten. She has written many articles on various subjects, including health and wellness. Jaycee has worked in the field of biostatistics and as a teacher and uses all these life experiences in her writing. Her main inspiration for her first series comes from her mother’s journey of growing up in the English countryside, and Jaycee’s own close sisterhood bond. Jaycee grew up in Nova Scotia but was born in England and now lives in Arizona with her husband. She has two sons and a daughter – all now in pursuit of their own dreams. The Hastie Girls is her first novel. You can email Jaycee at [email protected].
Lizbeth Shannon must escape Skid Row and stall her descent into madness.
But not before severing the trauma bonds shackling her to an early grave.
In the fall of 2005, devils chased Liz Shannon across nightmarish acres and deep into the bowels of hell. Not actual devils, only personal demons. And hell meant the seediest underbelly of L.A., where she walked among clever predators and outright ghouls. Discarded and homeless after her girlfriend, Dell—a hospice nurse—finally grew a spine and tossed the “energy vampire” out the door and smack into the jaws of the street wolves.
But Lizbeth isn’t really a vampire. Forget the pale skin, sharp bite, and a life spent roaming through the gloaming hours. Depraved conditions fell upon her early, as they do to many who end up deformed by circumstance.
And yet, an inexplicable bond remains between the two women—an otherworldly connection—a cord that cannot be severed, no matter the fraying threads. Still, Dell can’t root through the ugly places or prevent her love from hitting bottom.
Only Liz can battle the fiends and avoid the abyss.
First, she must dig her inner child from the ruins. But the weight of history hovers, like the sword of Damocles, eager to generate more debris—and crush them both to smithereens.
***This book, previously published as Dig Up Through Within, deals with mature themes of trauma and abuse.
★★★★★ “Masterfully written.” ~ J. Adams
Meet Katherine Carlson
Katherine Carlson loves to write about the perpetual chase. About outrunning and outwitting the demons, always closing the gap and ready to strike. She loves to hide her characters in gnarly trees and plunk them into hostile mazes. She remains obsessed with the transformative journey of survivors—lost in the woods or lost to addictions.
” . . . a charming story with a great sense of humor, delightful animal characters, a strong love of gardening, a sweet romance, and a well-written murder mystery.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE! A powerfulnew cozy mystery series from award-winning and bestselling author Krista Lockheart will have you laughing your head off as it challenges your mind and warms your heart! WARNING: extremely funny! May cause uncontrolled bouts of laughter.
If you love animals, THIS book is for YOU!
Ant, the irresistible chihuahua, is more than a main character. Read how he steals the show, just as he steals your heart! And what about the PURRFECT PURRSIAN PUSSYCAT, Pansy? Once Pansy sets eyes on William, she doesn’t let go . . . literally!
Fall out of your chair laughing as you read how William has to go through the days doing everything while holding a cat in one arm.
” . . . Krista Lockheart does a charming job of building a quirky setting around the love of flowers and animals with writing that establishes a cheery, colorful, and humorous tone. This is a world that you want to be part of and immerse yourself in.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE!
There’s something growing in the garden . . . and it’s not a flower. A mystery is growing in the garden!
Greenhouse expert and horticulture Professor Heather Moore gets a new lease on life when she inherits her grandparents’ estate in New England. But the garden she loved as a child has seen better days. Determined to restore her grandfather’s garden to its former beauty, she’s accompanied by Ant, her charming chihuahua, and Pansy, her grandfather’s cat.
But wait, what? Heather suddenly digs up an even bigger challenge when she finds some human remains in an old potting shed. As she discovers clues and follows the evidence, a few suspects cross her mind, but ultimately they point to one wily and clever killer. Suddenly in danger herself, can Heather solve this puzzling mystery, restore her family’s legacy, and bring about justice?
Meanwhile, her chance meeting with fellow flower enthusiast, Lars Oslo, turns her world upside down as she falls in love with that handsome and kind man. Their dates are off the charts romantic, and Heather feels like she won the lottery as their relationship progresses. Read how her fresh clean romance bursts into bloom in an unforgettable way. ” . . . Romance is incorporated throughout with a sweet and genuine relationship that balances out the murder mystery while also creating the sense of a new beginning in her life. Heather is a character with a great sense of humor and confidence in herself that’s infectious, such as her feeling ready to conquer the world and be on top of it. She’s a character that you’d want to be friends with in real life.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE!
April Showers Bring Dead Flowers is the first novel in the Murder on the Vine series. Join Heather and Ant as they explore the seedy underworld of gardens, greenhouses, and flower shops in this ‘unputdownable’ murder mystery!
Extremely funny, with a fast-paced plot and appealing characters, this adorable and ingenious story will embed itself in your heart and grow into one of your favorite reads.
Perfect for chick-lit fans and with a dash of sweet romance as well, this will appeal and be highly accessible to many readers.
Don’t miss this breakout novel in the cozy genre and pick up a copy today!
Author Krista Lockheart’s debut novel earned seven awards and ten glowing editorial reviews.
Meet Krista Lockheart
Award-winning author Krista Lockheart writes irresistible cozy mysteries filled with humor and buzzworthy characters and plots. Her favorite activity is interacting with her readers from all over the world, and she enjoys their feedback and comments on her social media platforms. She loves good food, good conversation, and good books! Cooking is a passion, and she especially enjoys making pasta with vegetables. Chocolate, avocado, and seafood are her favorite foods to celebrate with.