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May 1942: Geneva Alexander flees Philadelphia and joins the USO to escape the engagement her parents have arranged for her, only to wind up as the number one suspect in her betrothed’s murder investigation. Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, she must find the real killer before she loses her sight…or is convicted for a crime she didn’t commit.

Set in the early days of America’s entry into WWII and featuring cameo appearances from Hollywood stars, Murder of Convenience is a tribute to individuals who served on the home front, especially those who did so in spite of personal difficulties, reminding us that service always comes as a result of sacrifice. Betrayal, blackmail, and a barrage of unanswered questions… Murder of Convenience is the first in the exciting new “Women of Courage” series.

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WWII Word-find book

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A Doctor in the House: Part of The Hope of Christmas Collection

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Emma O’Sullivan is one of the first female doctors to enlist after President Franklin Roosevelt signs the order allowing women in the Army and Navy medical corps. Within weeks, Emma is assigned to England to set up a convalescent hospital, and she leaves behind everything that is familiar. When the handsome widower of the requisitioned property claims she’s incompetent and tries to get her transferred, she must prove to her superiors she’s more than capable. But she’s soon drawn to the good-looking, grieving owner. Will she have to choose between her job and her heart?

Archibald “Archie” Heron is the last survivor of the Heron dynasty, his two older brothers having been lost at Dunkirk and Trondheim and his parents in the Blitz. After his wife is killed in a bombing raid while visiting Brighton, he begins to feel like a modern-day Job. To add insult to injury, the British government requisitions his country estate, Heron Hall, for the U.S. Army to use as a hospital. The last straw is when the hospital administrator turns out to be a fiery, ginger-haired American woman. She’s got to go. Or does she?

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Under Fire: a full length historical mystery featuring 

Ruth Brown World War II Correspondent/Amateur Sleuth

Set in April 1942, Under Fire tells the story of Ruth Brown whose missing sister Jane is declared dead. Convinced her sister is still alive, Ruth follows clues from their small New Hampshire town to war-torn London trying to find her. Discovering that Jane has been murdered results in a faith crisis for Ruth, and she decides she must find Jane's killer. With the help of a German resistance member, Ruth catches the culprit and renews her relationship with God.

A Love Not Forgotten: Part of the Let Love Spring Collection

Allison White should be thrilled about her upcoming wedding. The problem? She’s still in love with her fiancĂ©, Chaz, who was declared dead after being shot down over Germany in 1944. Can she put the past behind her and settle down to married life with the kindhearted man who loves her?

It’s been two years since Charles “Chaz” Powell was shot down over enemy territory. The war is officially over, but not for him. He has amnesia as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, and the only clue to his identity is a love letter with no return address. Will he ever regain his memories and discover who he is, or will he have to forge a new life with no connections to the past?

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Love's Harvest
A fictionalization of the book of Ruth

Noreen Hirsch loses everything including her husband and two sons. Then her adopted country goes to war with her homeland. Has God abandoned her?

Rosa Hirsch barely adjusts to being a bride before she is widowed. She gives up her citizenship to accompany her mother-in-law to her home country. Can Rosa find acceptance among strangers who hate her belligerent nation?

Basil Quincey is rich beyond his wildest dreams, but loneliness stalks him. Can he find a woman who loves him and not his money?

Three people. One God who can raise hope from the ashes of despair.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans for welfare and not calamity, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11 NASB)

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Praise for Love's Harvest:

“Love's Harvest is a beautiful tale for all who love historical romance. Linda Shenton Matchett has skillfully woven the story of Ruth into the time period of WWII. The characters and events are believable and heart-touching. The romance is sweet and tender. You don't want to miss this great historical read.” Norma Gail Holtman, Christian Author, Land of My Dreams, and devotional writer for The Secret Place.

“This is a delightful take on the story of Ruth set during World War II. A big difference with the original story is that Noreen and Edmund are citizens of different countries which only recently were at war with each other. When Noreen and Rosa go to England, Rosa has a hard time fitting in because of World War II. And Basil, as Boaz, was not someone Noreen thought well of while growing up in England. This is a quick read that does a good job of covering the Biblical story. God doesn’t always answer prayers as we would like, but He always cares about His children.” Terri Wangard, Author, Friends and Enemies, and No Neutral Ground

“Love's Harvest, Linda Shenton Matchett's first novella, is a treasure. Linda has taken the Biblical story of Ruth and creatively adapted it to WWII. With her descriptive writing and well developed characters, she draws the reader into the turmoil of the time, yet with the beautiful reassurance that God blesses us in surprising ways.” Helen Fernald, Amazon Best Selling Contributing Author, Lumincious: 10 Inspirational Stories and Practices to Ignite Your Feminine Power and Own Your Light

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Love Found in Sherwood Forest
A contemporary story of second chances

Award-winning Broadway actress Leighanne Webster has it all until an on-stage panic attack brings her career crashing to the ground. Returning to England to help produce the annual Robin Hood Festival play could be the diversion Leighanne needs. But with ex-fiancé, Jamison Blake, as the play's director focusing on her new job won't be easy.

Breaking his engagement with Leighanne so she could pursue her dream of being a Broadway star was the hardest thing Jamison Blake ever did. When she returns to Nottingham, his heart insists he made a mistake. Can he convince her to give their relationship another try, or will he have to let her go again - this time for good?

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Praise for Love Found in Sherwood Forest:

"The book Love Found in Sherwood Forest is one you will want to read. We all have made decisions that we wish we had made differently. Leighanne and Jamison find themselves with a second opportunity to correct a past decision they both inwardly regret. But will they make the right decision or repeat history? Grab a cup of coffee or tea, get comfy and open this delightful book." Karen Sue Hadley, Blogger and Book Reviewer

"I thought this was a sweet story about rekindling old love. But what I enjoyed even more was reading about Leighanne's journey...I enjoyed how the author showed her nervousness and weakness here...I found myself intrigued by the subplot. It provided a bit of mystery that kept my interest from page to page." Jessica Baker, Baker, blogger and reader.

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On the Rails: A Harvey Girl Story

Warren, Ohio, 1910: Katherine Newman loves being a teacher, but she loves Henry Jorgensen more, which is why she’s willing to give up her job to marry him. But instead of proposing, Henry breaks up with her. Devastated, Katherine seeks to escape the probing eyes and wagging tongues of her small town. A former Harvey Girl, Katherine’s mother arranges for Katherine to be hired at the Williams, Arizona Harvey House. Can she carve out a new life in the stark desert land unlike anything she’s ever known?

Henry Jorgensen loves Katherine with all his heart, but as the eldest son of a poor farmer can he provide for her as she deserves? The family’s lien holder calls in the mortgage, and Henry must set aside his own desires in order to help his parents meet their financial obligation. But when Katherine leaves town after their break up, he realizes he’s made the biggest mistake of his life. Can he find her and convince her to give their love a second chance?

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Praise for On the Rails:

"Linda weaves a strong Christian element as Katherine struggles with forgiveness. Her journey in faith brings healing and hope, as God works in her life through friends, family and real-life circumstances. I love the history that came through in this book. I hadn't heard of the Harvey House, and I was fascinated to learn about it as the story unfolded. Reading this made me want to be a customer of this great establishment along the railroad system in its glory days...If you're interested in American history, romance, and God's work in the lives of those who open their hearts to Him, this story is for you." Amazon reader.

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