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Easter Promises: An Historical Anthology Kindle Edition
Minnie Wyndam loves her beautiful island home, her fabulous clothes and her childhood friend Eric. But while Minnie is busy preparing for her first season, Eric uncovers a dark secret from his father’s past that sends him running from the life of privilege he and Minnie share.
Faced with losing the man she loves, Minnie must decide. Stay in her safe, glamourous world, or prove to Eric that she is capable of weathering any storm by his side.
In war and rebellion, all hope is lost…
Or so thinks Ivy O’Halloran, a dedicated British army nurse stationed in a medical casualty clearing station near the Western Front. And no one is exempt from tragedy and sacrifice, not even her.
Determined to push her tragic losses aside, the presence of newly arrived Australian doctor, Maurice Fletcher, draws her ire. But Maurice’s levity masks losses and sentiments similar to her own and Ivy is forced to confront her growing feelings for him.
On the eve of the Battle of the Somme, and in their heart’s darkest days, will tragedy strike once more for Ivy and Maurice, or will hope finally return?
A man on the hunt for an international art thief and a jewel that blurs the lines of obsession and desire.
A weekend at France’s most remote and luxurious hotel for an invite-only event sounds like a dream come true. But when a snowstorm cuts the hotel off from the outside world, twelve strangers are thrown together for a night that will change their lives forever.
Rosamund Winter is the darling of the Warner Brothers lot and has worked hard to get there. But now that the US is at war she wants to do more than serve food to soldiers. When she is invited to become a WASP she jumps at the chance to serve her country and use her skills as a pilot.
But then Rosamund breaks the rules and falls in love, and when her plane goes missing in the darkness of war everyone asks, what happened to Rosamund Winter?
"Each story in this terrific anthology by Australian writers has a unique take on what is an Easter promise...I really enjoyed this selection, particularly because of the diversity of the stories. Overall, the descriptions and scene settings were brilliant, the characters were colourful and engaging, and the four unique time periods provided vastly different storylines." -Chrissie, Goodreads
"This is a lovely anthology from 4 Australian authors. There is a different feeling to them all, Overall a great set of short stories and I will be keeping my eyes out for books from these authors!' - Addie, Goodreads--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B0843DZHWM
- Publisher : Girl On A Soapbox Press; 1st edition (8 April 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 2514 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 214 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 361,198 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Easter Dawn by Sarah Fiddelaers
An Easter Lil on the Somme By Nancy Cunningham
Le Malin Renard By Ava January
I just love the setting of this story set in France, 1924 at a Chateau on a cliff that is only accessed by a funicular. 12 guests are invited to an art auction when they all find themselves snowed in with on way down as the funicular has broken.
Ariadne Aries is enjoying the arrivals of all the different guests to the art auction as she gives us a humorous look into the ride up on the funicular.
Evander Jones is an inspector on the hunt of the emphasise international art thief Le Malin Renard. But this job might give him more than what he is looking for when the chemistry with one of the guess builds to something more.
A great historical mystery that will give you a real elegant feel
EOS By Clare Griffin
All four of the stories centre around either an Easter activity, or an Easter timeline, with two of the four having wartime settings, and two also having medical settings. The first story by Sarah Fiddelears features everything I've come to expect from this author - clever word choices - and a gentle, yet well paced story that although short, built beautifully through to the end.
I highlighted this particular phrase that I loved: 'At the mouth of the bay sat Widuwe, a calm sentinel in the mass of black water that chewed at its edges.' I just loved the use of the word 'chewed' :)
While I enjoyed all four stories, I was particularly taken with the third in the anthology by Ava January called Le Malin Renard. There was something about this story that just felt completely sumptuous all the way through. I loved the chemistry between the two characters. I thought this was beautifully plotted, with great tension, as the characters are caught in a storm on top of a mountain at an exclusive resort.
For four short stories that have engaging plots, these are bite-sized and perfect for an 'isolated' night's reading.