Author: Cathy Gohlke
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Maureen O’Reilly and her younger sister flee Ireland in hope of claiming the life promised to their father over twenty years before. After surviving the rigors of Ellis Island, Maureen learns that their benefactor, Colonel Wakefield, has died. His family, refusing to own his Civil War debt, casts her out. Alone, impoverished, and in danger of deportation, Maureen connives to obtain employment in a prominent department store. But she soon discovers that the elegant facade hides a secret that threatens every vulnerable woman in the city. Despite her family’s disapproval, Olivia Wakefield determines to honor her father’s debt but can’t find Maureen. Unexpected help comes from a local businessman, whom Olivia begins to see as more than an ally, even as she fears the secrets he’s hiding. As women begin disappearing from the store, Olivia rallies influential ladies in her circle to help Maureen take a stand against injustice and fight for the lives of their growing band of sisters. But can either woman open her heart to divine leading or the love it might bring?
Author: Kirsten Holmstedt
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Now available in paperback. Winner of the 2007 American Authors Association Golden Quill Award. Winner of the 2007 Military Writers Society of America Founder's Award.
Author: Jill M. Sullivan
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
During World War II, the U.S. military employed all-female bands to support bond drives. These bands drew such attention that they were placed on tour, raising money for the war and boosting morale. Even after the war ended, the bands would last for some 60 years. Based on Jill Sullivan's interviews with over 70 surviving band members, Bands of Sisters: U.S. Women's Military Bands during World War II tells the tale of this remarkable period in the history of American women. The opportunities presented by military service inevitably promoted new perspectives on what women could accomplish outside of the home, resulting in a lifetime of lasting relationships that would inspire future generations of musicians.
Author: Annette Lyon
When the war on terror calls their husbands to duty, five LDS women are left behind to fight battles of their own. In good company, they worry over safety in the field and stability at home and offer one another counsel and comfort. But as their personal crises build, each woman faces the risks of forming deep bonds of trust. And when tragedy strikes, they must confront the painful realities of war that pull families apart and bring friends together as sisters.
Author: Diana Muñoz Stewart
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"Fast-paced and edgy, high-octane and sexy, I Am Justice is a must-read!"—JULIE ANN WALKER, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Black Knights Inc. series This bad-ass band of sisters plays for keeps. She's ready to start a war Justice Parish takes down bad guys. Rescued from the streets by the world renowned Parish family, she joined their covert sisterhood of vigilante assassins. Her next target: a sex-trafficking ring in the war-torn Middle East. She just needs to get close enough to take them down... He just wants peace Sandesh Ross left Special Forces to found a humanitarian group to aid war-torn countries. But saving the world isn't cheap. Enter Parish Industriesand limitless funding, with one catch—their hot, prickly 'PR specialist', Justice Parish. Their chemistry is instant and off-the-charts. But when Justice is injured and her cover blown, Sandesh has to figure out if he can reconcile their missions. With danger dogging their every move, their white-hot passion can change the world—if it doesn't destroy them first. Band of Sisters Series: I Am Justice (Book 1) I Am Grace (Book 2) I Am Honor (Book 3) What People Are Saying: "Diana Muñoz Stewart explodes onto the scene with I Am Justice. It's witty, dangerous, fun, and smoking hot—the perfect can't-put-it-down read if you love badass women, honorable men, scary bad guys, non-stop action and steam heat."—CINDY DEES, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author "Revenge is best served cold, but Justice serves it scorching hot. Spellbinding, sizzling. Takes your breath away. Unsurpassed romantic suspense."—PATRICIA GUSSIN, New York Times bestselling author of Come Home "A tense, fiery writing style that drags you in and won't let go." —PAIGE TYLER, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the SWAT series
Written by best-selling author Margaret Stohl! As Secret Empire begins, Captain Marvel faces the Chitauri! The savage alien fleet has nearly reached Earth space - and it's up to Carol Danvers to stop it. But taking on an entire armada is a tall order even for our mighty hero and the crew of the Alpha Flight Space Station. Can Carol find a way to inspire her ranks - including her battalion of young cadets - to rise to the challenge of protecting the planet? As Alpha Flight puts their plan into action, an enemy from Carol's past rears its head, threatening to ruin everything! COLLECTING: THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL 5-9
Author: Diana Muñoz Stewart
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"Witty, dangerous, fun, and smoking hot."—CINDY DEES, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author for I Am Justice Who can you trust when family, truth, and love are all on the line? Gracie Parish knows the true cost of being a member of a sisterhood of vigilantes. Rescued as a child by the infamous Parish family and indoctrinated into the League of Warrior Women, Gracie has seen her most precious relationships destroyed by secrecy. She learned long ago to protect her heart as well as her family's secrets. Special Agent Leif "Dusty" McAllister will do anything to uncover the truth about the Parish family's covert operations. Dusty knows Gracie is his ticket in. He'll use everything he's got—fair, unfair, and just plain wrong—to break through her defenses. But the more he gets to know Gracie and her family's mission, the harder he starts to fall. Neither one is sure they'll get out of this with their lives—or their hearts—intact. Band of Sisters Series: I Am Justice (Book 1) I Am Grace (Book 2) What People Are Saying About I Am Justice: "A tense, fiery writing style that drags you in and won't let go."—Paige Tyler, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the SWAT series "Spellbinding, sizzling. Unsurpassed romantic suspense."—Patricia Gussin, New York Times bestselling author of Come Home "Fast-paced and edgy, high-octane and sexy, I Am Justice is a must-read!"—Julie Ann Walker, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Black Knights Inc. series "Powerful and memorable."—Publishers Weekly "Hang on tight...passion, betrayal, redemption and plenty of kick-butt action!"—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
Author: Michelle Zink
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
An ancient prophecy divides two sisters- One good... One evil... Who will prevail? Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just become orphans. They have also become enemies. As they discover their roles in a prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, the girls find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents' deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets. Lia and Alice don't know whom they can trust. They just know they can't trust each other.
Author: Rena Kornreich Gelissen, Heather Dune Macadam
Publisher: Beacon Press
An expanded edition of the powerful memoir about two sisters' determination to survive during the Holocaust featuring new and never before revealed information about the first transport of women to Auschwitz Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the promise Rena made to her mother when the family was forced to split apart--a promise to take care of her sister. One of the few Holocaust memoirs about the lives of women in the camps, Rena's Promise is a compelling story of the fleeting human connections that fostered determination and made survival a possibility. From the bonds between mothers, daughters, and sisters, to the links between prisoners, and even prisoners and guards, Rena's Promise reminds us of the humanity and hope that survives inordinate inhumanity.
Author: Irene Rawlings
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Features recipes that are simple to shop for and prepare on the road, for the backyard grill, or in the kitchen using cast-iron cookware, including banana fritters, Maurrie's macaroni and cheese, and Texas cream pecan pie.
Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
In 2010, the Army created Cultural Support Teams, a secret pilot program to insert women alongside Special Operations soldiers battling in Afghanistan. The Army reasoned that women could play a unique role on Special Ops teams: accompanying their male colleagues on raids and, while those soldiers were searching for insurgents, questioning the mothers, sisters, daughters and wives living at the compound. Their presence had a calming effect on enemy households, but more importantly, the CSTs were able to search adult women for weapons and gather crucial intelligence. They could build relationships—woman to woman—in ways that male soldiers in an Islamic country never could. In Ashley's War, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon uses on-the-ground reporting and a finely tuned understanding of the complexities of war to tell the story of CST-2, a unit of women hand-picked from the Army to serve in this highly specialized and challenging role. The pioneers of CST-2 proved for the first time, at least to some grizzled Special Operations soldiers, that women might be physically and mentally tough enough to become one of them. The price of this professional acceptance came in personal loss and social isolation: the only people who really understand the women of CST-2 are each other. At the center of this story is a friendship cemented by "Glee," video games, and the shared perils and seductive powers of up-close combat. At the heart of the team is the tale of a beloved and effective soldier, Ashley White. Much as she did in her bestselling The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, Lemmon transports readers to a world they previously had no idea existed: a community of women called to fulfill the military's mission to "win hearts and minds" and bound together by danger, valor, and determination. Ashley's War is a gripping combat narrative and a moving story of friendship—a book that will change the way readers think about war and the meaning of service.
Author: Anton Chekhov
Publisher: Adelphi Press via PublishDrive
Three Sisters was written for the Moscow Art Theatre and was directed by Staniskavski himself on first opening. The play is often included in Chekhov's list of four outstanding plays and part of the classic repertoire of many world theatres.The play follows Chekhovian tradition of subtle character development and humour which often makes it a challenge for both performers and directors.
Author: Megan MacKenzie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Examines the role of women in the US military and the arguments used to justify the combat exclusion, in light of the decision to reverse the policy in 2013. The book will be welcomed by scholars and students of military studies, gender studies, social and military history, and foreign policy.
Author: Amanda Renee Schafer
Because mystery and detective fiction have been classified as "popular" genres, the complex ideas and ideologies that the authors work with and within reach a wide and varied audience through formulaic and familiar ways. The perceived conservatism of the genre allows authors to present and pursue distinctly anti-conservative views in disguise. For fictional detectives and, especially female detectives, disguise is an effective tool for solving their cases. Often, these detectives will disguise themselves as someone infinitely more conservative than they are in order to gain access to their quarry. Similarly, mystery and detective fiction wear a cloak of conservatism to gain closer access to their audience in order to effect change. While several stories and characters re-establish order and the status quo, several others allow for the possibility for the world to remain transgressive, allowing for women to pursue careers, to control their own destinies, to have authority that they would not normally have in an everyday domestic life. Many of these types of authorities appear at the same time in single works, often creating differing and competing attitudes within and about these stories and characters.