Books

Love's Harvest
A fictionalization of the book of Ruth

by Linda Shenton Matchett


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

by Linda Shenton Matchett

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.




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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Linda's Newest Release

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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Coming in July from eLectio Publishing!

Under Fire: a full length historical mystery featuring Ruth Brown
World War II Correspondent and Amateur Sleuth