A shock wave ripples across the world,setting off a chain of events in which no one is left untouched.
From a con man in New York, to an Ulster Home Guard, to an American naval nurse, to a French Countess, and to a German Jew, each will bear the consequence of Japan's surprise attack on the American naval base.
What challenges will they face? Willthey find their ways and come through?
Step into these tales of eight men andwomen spread across continents after the fateful day of December 7, 1941. Seethrough their eyes how one event shook their lives and devastated the world.
Deadly Liberty by R.V. Doon: Connie Collins, a navy nurse onthe hospital ship, USS Solace, takes liberty the day before Pearl Harbor. Herbudding romance wilts, an AWOL nurse insists she find a missing baby, and she'sin the harbor when WWII erupts. Under fire, she boards the ship--and witnesses amurder during the red alert chaos. When liberty turns deadly, shipmates becomesuspects.
The List by Vanessa Couchman: A high-ranking Germanofficer is assassinated in Western France and 50 hostages are shot. Fifty morewill be executed if the killers are not handed over. Jewish communist JosephMazelier is on the list. Will Countess Ida agree to help him escape?
Christmas Eve in the City of Dreams byAlexa Kang: On his last night in New York, a young grifter sets out to turn thetable on those who shorted him before he leaves for the draft. Will he win orlose?
Allies After All by Dianne Ascroft: Although their nations areallies, from their first meeting American civilian contractor Art Miller andLocal Defence Volunteer, Robbie Hetherington loathe each other. But NorthernIreland is too small a place for such animosity. What will it take to make thetwo men put aside their enmity and work together?
Time to Go by Margaret Tanner: A young sailor, who diedat Pearl Harbor, finally meets his soulmate on the 75th Anniversary of thebattle. Will she be prepared to leave the 21st century with him? Or will theyforever remain apart?
Turning Point by Marion Kummerow: Eighteen-year-old GermanJew Margarete Rosenbaum is about to be sent to a labor camp, when a bomb hitsthe building she lives in. Emerging from the rubble she's presented with anunexpected opportunity. But how far is she willing to go to save her life?
I am an American by Robyn Hobusch Echols: Ellen Okita and FloKaufmann are high school seniors in Livingston, California. Ellen is a firstgeneration American who lives in the Yamato Colony, composed of about 100families of Japanese descent. Flo's father is a first generation American.After Pearl Harbor, the war hits home fast and brings unforeseen changes tothem and their families.
A Rude Awakening by Robert A. Kingsley: Singapore, December1941; the fortress sleeps, believing its own tales of strength andinvulnerability. A rigidly class based society throws garden parties and dinessedately, disregarding the slowly growing number of warning signals. Suddenly,the underestimated enemy ferociously attacks and the myth of invincibility isshattered forever.