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The Long Flight Home

Author : Alan Hlad
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A USA Today Bestseller Inspired by fascinating, true, yet little-known events during World War II, The Long Flight Home is a testament to the power of courage in our darkest hours—a moving, masterfully written story of love and sacrifice. It is September 1940—a year into the war—and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around the Epping Forest home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather, Bertie. After losing her parents to influenza as a child, Susan found comfort in raising homing pigeons with Bertie. All her birds are extraordinary to Susan—loyal, intelligent, beautiful—but none more so than Duchess. Hatched from an egg that Susan incubated in a bowl under her grandfather’s desk lamp, Duchess shares a special bond with Susan and an unusual curiosity about the human world. Thousands of miles away in Buxton, Maine, young crop-duster pilot Ollie Evans decides to join Britain’s Royal Air Force. His quest brings him to Epping and the National Pigeon Service, where Susan is involved in a new, covert mission to air-drop hundreds of homing pigeons in German-occupied France. Many will not survive. Those that do will bring home crucial information. Soon a friendship between Ollie and Susan deepens, but when his plane is downed behind enemy lines, both know how remote the chances of reunion must be. Yet Duchess will become an unexpected lifeline, relaying messages between Susan and Ollie as war rages on—and proving, at last, that hope is never truly lost. “Hlad adeptly drives home the devastating civilian cost of the war.” —Booklist

Long Flight Home

Author : Lainie Anderson
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The First World War is over and air mechanic Wally Shiers has promised to return home to his fiancee, Helena Alford. But Wally never reckoned on charismatic fighter pilot Ross Smith, and an invitation to compete in the world's most audacious air race. A £10,000 prize has been offered for the first airmen to fly from England to Australia. Smith is banking on an open-cockpit Vickers Vimy, a biplane with a fuselage that looks ominously like a coffin. And who can resist a hero? Wally writes to Helena to say he won't be home for another year - and the love of his life is left holding her hand-stitched wedding dress ... Using war diaries, letters and Churchill Fellowship research from along the race route, Long Flight Home recreates one of the most important - and largely forgotten - chapters in world aviation history. Lainie Anderson's ambitious and moving novel is told through her narrator, Wally Shiers. The tale spans the decades and crosses the globe, and at his journey's end we're left peering down from an open cockpit on two beacons of truth. There is no heroism without honour. There is no legacy without love.

The Long Flight Home

Author : A.L. Hlad
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A heart-breaking and moving story of love and sacrifice, set against the backdrop of the Blitz. Inspired by true events, and perfect for readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Dear Mrs Bird *** Is love strong enough to survive a war? September 1940. As enemy fighter planes blacken the sky, Susan Shepherd finds comfort at her home in Epping Forest, where she and her grandfather raise homing pigeons. Of all Susan's birds, it's Duchess who is the most extraordinary, and the two share a special bond. Thousands of miles away, Ollie Evans, a young American pilot decides to travel to Britain to join the Royal Air Force. But Ollie doesn't expect his quest to bring him instead to the National Pigeon Service - a covert new operation involving homing pigeons - and to Susan. The National Pigeon Service has a dangerous mission to air-drop hundreds of pigeons into German-occupied France. Despite their growing friendship Ollie and Susan must soon be parted - but will Duchess's devotion and sense of duty prove to be an unexpected lifeline between them? Based on true events, The Long Flight Home is an uplifting and timeless wartime novel, that reminds us how, in times of hardship, hope is never truly lost.

The Long Flight Home

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The Long Flight Home

Author : Erik Hutchinson
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The Long Flight Home With Illustrations by Leslie Wood

Author : Erik HUTCHINSON
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The Long Flight Home

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The Long Way Home Revised Edition

Author : MR Ed Dover
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"...the story of the Pacific Clipper, a B-314 caught between Noumea, New Caledonia and Auckland, New Zealand at the outbreak of World War II and ordered to return home by flying west around the world in radio silence to avoid capture or destruction by enemy forces."--P. [4] of cover.

Long Flight Home

Author : Sean Mitchell
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Tales of the Story Keeper

Author : Ralph Berwanger
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Papa Rafa has been the Marino story keeper for more than twenty-five years. As the story keeper, he has memorized almost every leaf of the family tree back to the 1600s. More importantly, Papa Rafa is the protector of stories from the past and a collector of stories from the present. Over 250 years of stories that reveal the character of the Marino family reside in Papa Rafa's library. Within the pages of this book are some of his favorite stories. He has included the story of Great-Grandmother Pia's bravery in war, his sister Isabella's encounter with giant whales, and even his own careless adventure with a rubber raft. They are about Papa Rafa's family. The character names may be new to you, but look carefully, inside every story, you will see someone that you know or maybe even yourself. Readers are invited to visit with Papa Rafa at his virtual coffee shop and bookstore by typing https://paparafa.com into their Internet browser.

A Long Flight Home

Author : A. MacQueen
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Howard Murdoch grew up in rural Georgia where he fell in love with flying one day when a crop duster crossed his path on the way home from school. Bradley Cooper, from Cody, Wyoming followed his brother into the rodeo, becoming a clown, distracting broncs and bulls from thrown riders. A crop duster and a rodeo clown... quite a pair to meet up in flight training before heading to Vietnam. This is a story of aviation and brotherhood. It follows two men and their lives before, during, and after a war that tore the country apart.

Our Mothers War

Author : Emily Yellin
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Examines how World War II transformed traditional women's roles, describing the experiences of nurses, factory employees, the military's first women soldiers, and female prisoners of war.

A Light Beyond the Trenches

Author : Alan Hlad
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Based on the true story of the first school to train guide dogs for the blind, USA Today bestselling author Alan Hlad’s latest novel is a fascinating, poignant, and life-affirming tale of heroism and resilience in World War I . . . By April 1916, the fervor that accompanied war’s outbreak has faded. In its place is a grim reality. Throughout Germany, essentials are rationed. Hope, too, is in short supply. Anna Zeller, whose fiancé, Bruno, is fighting on the western front, works as a nurse at an overcrowded hospital in Oldenburg, trying to comfort men broken in body and spirit. But during a visit from Dr. Stalling, the director of the Red Cross Ambulance Dogs Association, she witnesses a rare spark of optimism: as a German shepherd guides a battle-blinded soldier over a garden path, Dr. Stalling is inspired with an idea—to train dogs as companions for sightless veterans. Anna convinces Dr. Stalling to let her work at his new guide dog training school. Some of the dogs that arrive are themselves veterans of war, including Nia, a German shepherd with trench-damaged paws. Anna brings the ailing Nia home and secretly tends and trains her, convinced she may yet be the perfect guide for the right soldier. In Max Benesch, a Jewish soldier blinded by chlorine gas at the front, Nia finds her person. War has taken Max’s sight, his fiancée, and his hopes of being a composer. Yet despite all he’s given for his country, the tide of anti-Semitism at home is rising, and Max encounters it first-hand in one of the school’s trainers, who is determined to make Max fail. Still, through Anna’s prompting, he rediscovers his passion for music. But as Anna discovers more about the conflict’s escalating brutality—and Bruno’s role in it—she realizes how impossible it will be for any of them to escape the war unscathed . . .

Edge of Heaven

Author : Bethany M. Sefchick
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Ghosts, Inc. – where the paranormal is normal! Paranormal investigator Penny Hawthorne has a very big problem - and his name is Simon White. From the moment they met, Penny has been drawn to Simon as if by magic, unable to stop herself from fantasizing about the handsome, Australian-born Confessor. However after the death of her abusive ex-boyfriend, the last thing Penny wants is another all-consuming romance. It doesn't matter how much Simon says he cares for Penny. She's simply not ready to risk her heart again. Thrown together on an investigation, Penny has no choice but to work closely with Simon in order to track down The White Lady, the spellcaster who has made Houtzdale, Pennsylvania's, Sher-Kel Theater a haven for ghosts and ghouls of all types. Will Penny be able to locate the mysterious woman? And will she finally be able to move on from the ghosts of her own past and find love again with Simon?

Sleek for the Long Flight

Author : William Matthews
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"A strange blend of dice, bones, and wine... an elegant book. Highly recommended."--Small Press

Churchill s Secret Messenger

Author : Alan Hlad
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From the author of the acclaimed international bestseller The Long Flight Home, comes a riveting World War II-era story of courage and daring, as a young woman is drafted into Churchill’s overseas spy network. London, 1941: In a cramped bunker in Winston Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms, underneath Westminster’s Treasury building, civilian women huddle at desks, typing up confidential documents and reports. Since her parents were killed in a bombing raid, Rose Teasdale has spent more hours than usual in Room 60, working double shifts, growing accustomed to the burnt scent of the Prime Minister’s cigars permeating the stale air. Winning the war is the only thing that matters, and she will gladly do her part. And when Rose’s fluency in French comes to the attention of Churchill himself, it brings a rare yet dangerous opportunity. Rose is recruited for the Special Operations Executive, a secret British organization that conducts espionage in Nazi-occupied Europe. After weeks of grueling training, Rose parachutes into France with a new codename: Dragonfly. Posing as a cosmetics saleswoman in Paris, she ferries messages to and from the Resistance, knowing that the slightest misstep means capture or death. Soon Rose is assigned to a new mission with Lazare Aron, a French Resistance fighter who has watched his beloved Paris become a shell of itself, with desolate streets and buildings draped in Swastikas. Since his parents were sent to a German work camp, Lazare has dedicated himself to the cause with the same fervor as Rose. Yet Rose’s very loyalty brings risks as she undertakes a high-stakes prison raid, and discovers how much she may have to sacrifice to justify Churchill’s faith in her . . .

Leave Me Baby One More Time

Author : Alina Popescu
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Sidekicks are so much trouble! Especially when you have a soft spot for them. And they’re suspected of murder. Private investigator Emmett Naoki went to great lengths to stay clear of his assistant and past and present crush, David Wright. Yet one call for help is all it takes for Emmett to drop his vacation plans and run home to save David’s ass. The hardest part is to keep the I told you sos to a minimum. For months, David has refused to kick Shirou, his ex, to the curb. To no one’s surprise, Shirou puts them all in danger when his long-term lover is murdered. In Emmett and David’s office. David makes an obvious suspect. He’s also too stubborn to make things easier for himself. Add a possible Yakuza connection, an on-and-off girlfriend with an axe to grind, and David’s lying ex being as useless as ever, and Emmett is served a bitter cocktail of disasters just waiting to happen. Bottoms up! Leave Me, Baby, One More Time is the third LGBT mystery in the OWL Investigations series. If you like snarky banter, gripping whodunnits, and a hint of romance, then you’ll love this book. Get your copy of Leave Me, Baby, One More Time right now to find out if Emmett can clean up this huge mess before it’s too late.

Lethal Protector

Author : Kaylea Cross
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Friends to lovers. Forbidden love. Best friend's sister. Small town romance. Trapped together. Military romance. Soldier hero. She unknowingly threatens his control. Single mom Tala Baldwin is no stranger to sacrifice. After losing her leg while serving her country, she’s now training to become a competitive biathlete. With her daughter off to college, she’s able to shoot for her dream of making the national masters team. Even her Christmas break in Rifle Creek doesn’t slow her down. She’s asked her trusted friend Braxton to help her train—all while trying to pretend she doesn’t ache for him. Braxton was there for her during the darkest day of her life and he’s been there for her since…but only as a friend. In fact, he seems more determined than ever to hold her at arm’s length—until a deadly blizzard traps them in the mountains with a wanted killer hot on their trail. Now Tala once again finds her life in his hands as they face the lethal threats together. Now he’s at his breaking point. Sgt. Braxton Hillard is a master sniper, renowned for his ability to operate without emotion. Except with Tala. She’s all he’s ever wanted—but can’t have. For four long years he’s kept his distance. She’s way too good for him and she would realize that if he ever made a move. But the attraction between them is too powerful to deny, and once she makes it clear she wants him, he can’t keep his distance any longer. As they fight to survive in the mountains, all bets are off. Braxton is ready to sacrifice everything to protect the woman he loves—even his own life.

Claiming His Love Child Mills Boon Modern The O Connells Book 4

Author : Sandra Marton
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He can't get that one night out of his head... And when Cullen O'Connell sees Marissa again, he discovers that one night of passion has created more than a memory....

National Parks

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