World War II Romance
A Love so True
London – 1940
As German bombs rain down upon the city of London, Emma Bradley hastily packs a suitcase, cradles her newborn son in her arms, and boards a train with two evacuee children she’s agreed to chaperone in exchange for a job in the south of England. Although she’s only one of thousands leaving the city, Emma is fleeing more than the horrors of war. Her greatest fear is that the father of her child will track her down and exact revenge for what she’s stolen from him.
World renowned Dutch concert pianist Andrej Van der Hoosen is a man who cherishes his privacy above all else. His wealth and privilege have afforded him the luxury of avoiding being around children because of a painful loss from his own past. So, when he meets the woman and children he’ll reside with for the duration of the war, he’s instantly on guard. The children are boisterous and full of life, the cottage they’re assigned to live in is small, and he finds himself intrigued by the secret Emma is so clearly trying to hide.
Despite their reluctance to trust each other, Emma and Andrej soon find themselves drawn together in a world torn apart by war.
Between Your Heart and Mine
Ruby Lake Detention Center, California - 1943
When Elizabeth Compton voluntarily takes up residence in a Japanese-American internment camp, her goal is to protest the treatment of the community she so deeply cares about. If it embarrasses her father, the senator who helped establish the camps, so be it. She never expects to find herself coerced into helping a handsome army officer recruit detainees for a new combat unit. The man is her opposite in every conceivable way. Getting romantically involved with him can only end in disaster. So why is she so drawn to him?
The last thing Navy Lieutenant Cary Kalinowski wanted was to end up wounded, bitter, and unfit for active duty while the country he loves is at war. Losing his brother at Pearl Harbor and recovering from his own serious injuries takes every bit of strength he’s got. When Cary’s sent to an internment camp on a recruiting assignment, he finds a fresh challenge in the form of his intriguing yet opinionated secretary. His growing feelings for the lovely Elizabeth frustrate him because he knows nothing could ever come of the growing attraction between them. He’s already lost so much, he isn’t willing to add his heart to the list.
Can love bridge the impossible distance between their hearts, or are Elizabeth and Cary destined to go their separate ways?