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"Edited and organized by Uvi Poznansky LOVE IN TIMES OF WAR offers stories by twelve outstanding women authors, authors who are in the front lines of sensitive Romance novels.." - Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Reviewer
"This anthology consists of twelve wonderful stories with the inherent theme of love and war contained in them." - Off Grid...And Loveing It, Top 500 Reviewer
"Tales of war told with heart; recollections, and reminiscences, stories of sacrifice and love, bravery and loss as only these award-winning authors can tell them. A must read."- Cary Allan Stone, Author
This is a collection of stories by an assortment of authors with a special theme. The love, life and struggles of war are told in the amazing stories lucky readers will find between the covers of this collection. Some of the author's I have had the privilege of reading before and I also found some new writers I am going to be looking at. The stories will touch the heart and make you thin. Hopefully they will also make readers aware of what war is and what an impact it has on so many. This is a great collection to have and take time to savor.
Love in the Times of War is an anthology of stories about men and women and their relationships surviving the hardships and trials of war and coming home.
Hold me Holding You by Uvi Poznanski is a story about Lenny and Natasha and their love that started around WWII Natasha was a performer and actually joined the USO to come sing overseas at Camp Lejeune,and afterwards stayed with Lenny in London. She helped Lenny with his ptsd when he came home from the war and Lenny is now helping Natasha with her memory loss. When taking her by bus to the hospital for the scans we are tossed right back into what Lenny experienced during the war and his work as a spy writing letters giving false intel to the german army. While he never receives accommodation he knows just how much that helped in winning the war.
Two Hearts Unspoken by Tamara Ferguson is about Beth and her son Kyle and the chance she takes by moving to the city of her dreams Crystal Rock WI. The automotive company she was working for is shutting down due to the crumbling IL budget and they gave her a good severance package. It also has a great vocational school that will help Kyle who is special needs and at 20 years old can’t speak verbally. While stopping at her favorite beach in town Kyle tackles an unsuspecting jogger and sits on top of him giggling. While Zach works on getting hit wits about him and emily his basset hound basting his face he looks at Beth and knows it's love at first sight. He is afraid to make any moves because of the disfiguring scarring he has though from his time as a pilot overseas. He and his buddy were burned pretty badly when their camp was attacked. But an ill fated night involving kyle and a swimming pool and Zach saving him Beth sees the scars and it makes her love him even more.
Redemption by Jacquie Biggar is about Jared Martin who comes home to escape his past when he realizes the past is already here with the son he didn’t know he had. He left 8 years ago to join the military got himself in trouble with the russian mob so back home to Tidal Falls it was. He sees Annie and lord does she look good though Annie wants nothing to do with him after he runs out on her after their one night of passion. Though soon she will be needing him as the russian mob makes their appearance in her store and throws a knife hilt deep into her mannequin. What they don’t know is that this is going to turn their lives upside down with the kids getting kidnapped and a sex trafficking ring about to be blown wide open. It’s also a good time for Jared to get the boys of seal team 5 back together.
Broken Wings by D.G. Torrens is the story of Angela and Joshua who are young and in love and have nothing holding them back except the British army. Joshua is a bob disposal expert who is being sent to Afghanistan for 6 months tearing him away from his beloved. Though while away he writes her beautiful love letters. Though with any war there are injuries and casualties and hurt pride. Will this couple survive?
A Soldier’s Promise by Angelica Kate is a story abou Ryker and a promise made by him to his dying team member. Bryce and Darby were set to be married until he went into a mission and didn’t come home alive. Darby is devastated one more blow to her life of trying to get her farm and produce stand of the ground to have the only man she has ever loved taken from her before their wedding. Ryker makes good on his promise and visits Darby only to realize she is what he has been missing most of his life.
Returning Home by the Sea by Traci Hall- Brayden returns home after 6 years overseas and after almost dying in an attack near Mosul he returns home to his wife Zoe and decides that he wants a divorce except Zoe refuses to give him one. Not only does she have to save her family’s electric business she now has to work to save her marriage from a husband who thinks not talking to her is protecting her from what happens over there.
A Weldon Family Christmas by Jennifer St. Giles follows the story of Marine and Vietnam vet John Weldon and his wife Emma who he rescued after he helicopter went down over there when she was with the medical unit. Now later in life John experiences a medical crises and now it's Emma’s turn to rescue him. This story explains the beginning of the Weldon family and what makes the love they have for each other so strong.
The Magic of Snow by Regina Puckett follows the fairy tale os Sarah White and SSG Charlie Prince except Sarah becomes the knight in shining armor. In a modern day twist of snow white and Cinderella Charle helps sarah move to Nashville to fulfull her dreams before he goes back over seas. 9 months later the letters and emails stop. Its up to Sarah to figure out what is going on.
Mademoiselle by Suzanne Jenkins follows Pipi Weiner and Walter Spencer She dreams of writing for Mademoiselle a high end fashion magazine and wont let anything or anyone get in her way. Walter has been in love with Pipi for year just couldnt find a way to express himself. After taking a job with the DOD, Pipi must decide what exactly she wants in her life.
Genteel Secrets by S.R. Mallery- Hannah is a southern belle who thumbs her nose at all the societal norms she is well read and well versed in present day politics much to her family’s chagrin. James a doctor from New York had just finished his exams and was heading home from D.C. but stopping in the park to unwind and feed the pigeons happens him into a chance encounter with Hanna who may just change his life. Hannah as a child befriended a house slave and even though she is from the south she abhorrs slavery. We learn that James father was killed in a gang war and his mother fought for everthing they had and he honored her wishes for him to go to medical school.
Moving to Forever by PJ Fiala is a story about Danny Schaefer who is injured in battle who loses his leg and then is girlfriend Kathryn she tried to use the its me not your leg excuse but Danny wasnt buying it. Tammy is a local artist who volunteers at the local veterans home and is working on painting a mural there. She cant keep focused though after all she can think about his her ex and that video that was leaked. When She meets Danny things begin to change for the both of them while they agree to take things slow it doesn’t stop the fire growin between them.
Lovin’ Those Navy Games by Susan Jean Ricci is a story of love and war between Michael Burke and Ellie Roberts. While they are engaged to be married his brother dies during the Vietnam war and it makes him walk away from everything including his upcoming wedding and joins the Navy. After a miscarriage Ellie pushes him away and Michael goes of to train. They get stationed in Bermuda and are tasked with making a tiny dreary cottacge home. 9 months later the second child is on the way. After a crash with a scooter Michael ends up in the hospital severly injured all whille Ellie delivers twins things are starting to look up for them.
I love anthologies. It's a great way to find new authors and relish in tidbits of your favorites! I've found so many new authors in this anthology that my to-be-read list is huuuge. I'm going to die long before I ever come close to finishing my TBR, but it's totally worth it to add more. Can't wait to pick up some more of their books!
Love in times of war is just so classic. We all have members of our families that have sent loved ones to war and met loved ones through war. Civil War or Desert Storm, love carries us all through.
Dancing with Air by Uvi Poznansky
Beautifully wonderfully written. One of my favorite eras! (It feels SO wrong to write one of my favorite wars (to read about)) Lenny and Natasha are in London, Lenny on a highly secret mission... but Natasha thinks he maybe a spy. He cannot clear his name without revealing his true motives.. what's a girl to do?
Two Hearts Unspoken by Tamara Ferguson
Beth and Zach are both broken people. Beth is run down, a mother of a highly special needs child and she's suddenly without a job. Who needs happiness when you have to care 24/7 for your child? Zach has come back from the war... but not all the way back from the war. Wounded in body and spirit, can he find his path to happiness again? Can they find happiness in each other?
The Rebel's Redemption by Jacquie Biggar
Jared had made it home from the war. Safe and sound, or so he thinks. Iraq has followed him home. Can he possibly protect his love and his town from the horrors of war? Why can't it all just stop? War should stay at war and home should stay at home. Unfortunately that's not how life always works out.
Broken Wings by D.G. Torrens
Angelina and Josh. Angelina is a kick butt newspaper editor that lets nothing stand in the way of her career. Josh is a bomb expert. Neither want anything to do with a relationship much less love. What would they do if they had no choice but to trust each other. Trust in each other that everything will be okay. Would they still feel the same way?
A Soldier’s Promise by Angelica Kate
Ryker and Darby. Ryker is a military man through and through. When he's sent to Darby's house to maintain military watch over his friend's family he meets Darby. Military men do NOT make anything other than acquaintances with fellow military families. Ever. Especially not fallen brothers. Can Ryker actually stick to his military rules when Darby is involved?
Returning Home by the Sea by Traci Hall
Brayden and Zoe. They quickly married before Brayden went off to war. People change a lot in a normal 6 year marriage. Imagine 6 years of deployments. Neither can be the same after that, is it even worth having a homecoming? Brayden comes home with an injury that Zoe didn't even KNOW about. Can they find their way back to each other?
A Weldon Family Christmas by Jennifer St. Giles
Emma and John. This one is just lovely. A mix of present day and flashbacks, one of my favorite styles of writing. John saved Emma's life many years ago. Her helicopter went down behind enemy lines. No man, or woman, ever left behind. Ever. John saved her. Now, with their future uncertain and no one is safe, can Emma be the one to save John?
The Magic of Snow by Regina Puckett
Sarah and Charlie. Many letters are sent and returned until... one day no more letters are returned. How can that be? Where are her letters? Where is her Charlie?
Mademoiselle by Suzanne Jenkins
Pipi and Walter. Philipa is a career girl with the best job on the planet, working at the highly coveted Mademoiselle Magazine. Her best friend in the whole world is Walter. Like a large percentage of male best friends, he longs for something more. Pipi wants none of it... until he's gone. Walter went off to the Persian Gulf. What if she never sees him again? What if she lost her one chance at true love?
Genteel Secrets by S.R. Mallery
They meet in a park, innocently enough. But is it innocent? Spy and detective, one is hired to shadow the other... but what happens when love blooms?
Moving to Forever by PJ Fiala
Danny and Tammy. Danny has returned from war, but also not returned from war. He's constantly there in his mind. Tammy is broken and aching. Can Tammy help him find how to come back? Can Danny help her learn to love and trust again?
Lovin’ Those Navy Games by Susan Jean Ricci
Michael and Ellie. Michael absolutely adores Ellie, but after losing his brother in Vietnam he realizes how short and sweet life is. Is it just baseball and Ellie for him for the rest of his life? Is he meant for something more? Can Ellie bring him back to her?