Jana is the daughter of the Prince of Moravia; she lives in a castle with her parents, her dog and with many servants. Her grandmother is a sorceress, who knows how to cast spells and prepare potions to cure all kind of diseases, but who is also a clairvoyant with the gift of prophesy, able to see the past, the present and the future.
Since the dawn of time, our ancestors discovered a path of light in the skies that seems to point directly to the end of the world, Cape Finisterre, in Spain. This light is nothing else but our own Galaxy, the Milky Way.
Many pilgrims, Christians and Pagans, have followed this path made of stars, in search for the meaning of life.
At twenty-three, Saba Tarcan knows her only hope of escaping the clamor of Cardiff Bay, Wales, lies in her voice. While traveling Britain, singing for wounded soldiers, Saba meets handsome fighter pilot Dom Benson, recovering from burns after a crash. When Saba auditions to entertain troops in far-off lands, Dom follows her to London. Just as their relationship begins to take root, Saba is sent to sing in Africa, and Dom is assigned a new mission in the Middle East.
When her plane-crazy high school sweetheart goes off to join the Army Air Corps, Pam Wright writes him often but is disappointed that he doesn’t reply to every letter. She’s lonely, hurting from his seeming lack of interest, and dances with someone else one Saturday night.
What could a gypsy and a Vietnam veteran have in common?
Silvertown’s outcast, Poppy Tippen, has loved football hero Sam “The Force” Callahan forever. But he never seemed to know she was alive. Now he’s home from the war and she suddenly finds herself comforting him from the demons of “that damn war.” Is his attention merely an escape from the haunting nightmares?
It is autumn 1943 when German forces invade the peaceful vineyards and olive groves of Giovanna Bellini’s village in Tuscany. At first, the seventeen-year-old finds herself fascinated by the dashing Nazi officers. She has yet to come face-to-face with the harsh realities of war.
Her life changes when her brother joins the partisans and recruits her to smuggle food.
Review by Danielle
Horizontal Collaborator is the fate of Gabrielle Violette Clary, an illegitimate peasant born in the countryside of France in 1894. WW1 explodes as Violette comes of age, a streetwise Parisienne, scratching out a living as a barmaid in Montmartre. In the midst of war-torn Europe, she finds herself surrounded by a wide variety of characters; some intelligent, worldly people, and some who are merely bizarre. She is presented with an opportunity to work for the French Chief of the Fifth Bureau, who dispatches her to Spain with instructions to infiltrate the German intelligence network.
Gods and Generals is a book that follows four leaders of the Civil War, looking at their lives and careers in the years leading to and the first 2 years (approximately) of the war. While the characters in the story are pulled from history (General Robert E. Lee, General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, General Winfield Scott Hancock, and Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Chamberlain), it is fiction in that the author delves more into the characters than history records.
This is the blurb:
Ambitious and handsome, Joshua Andrews had always valued his life too much to take unnecessary risks. Then he laid eyes on the elegant picture of perfection that is Peter Kenyon. Soon to be promoted to captain, Peter Kenyon is the darling of the Bermuda garrison.