The Girl in Gray
A country fighting to stay free.
A woman with an impossible decision.
A captivating novel about the Finno-Soviet Winter War during World War II.
Band of Sisters
An award-winning 2-book series about the war on the home front.
When the war on terror calls their husbands to duty, five women are left behind to fight battles of their own: Kim, newlywed and pregnant, frightened of what the future might bring; Brenda, struggling to manage three unruly boys and a crippling bout of depression; Jessie, secretly grappling with mixed feelings about her emotionally abusive husband; Marianne, wrestling with a rebellious teenage daughter; And Nora, the seasoned Army wife with perfect hair, an immaculate home—and an ill-tempered mother dying of cancer.
Knowing the separation of deployment is extremely difficult, Nora gathers the wives every week to share lunches and burdens. 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.
Band of Sisters won the 2010 Whitney Award in the General fiction category.
Band of Sisters: Coming Home
Silver Quill Award winner from the League of Utah Writers
Five women became fast friends when their husbands were deployed to Afghanistan. But as they welcome the soldiers home, what should be a joyful time soon becomes painful. Kim, who had a baby while her husband was away, knows how to be a mother but has forgotten how to be a wife. Nora, accustomed to taking care of herself during the long years of her husband’s absence, resents having to forfeit her independence.
Jess’s already troubled marriage turns dangerous, while Brenda struggles to manage her husband’s psychological trauma. And Marianne faces her crushing loss, compounded with worry over wayward children. Each woman must draw upon her bond of friendship and faith to find the strength, courage, and insight needed to move forward, proving that even the hardest of trials cannot break this loyal band of sisters.
Winner of the League of Utah Writers Silver Quill Award
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Newport Ladies Book Club Series
Co-written by Annette Lyon, Josi S. Kilpack, Heather B. Moore, and Julie Wright. Each set of 4 books can be read in any order, but it’s best to read Set 1 before Set 2. The final title,TYING THE KNOT, was written by all four authors and shows where all eight women end up.
Start here. You can read the books in any order without having the ending of any of them ruined in the others. They will have some shared scenes (such as book club groups) and a few shared events between two characters here and there, but even those are shown through different eyes in each version.
The four titles can be read in any order.
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The second set of the Newport Ladies Book Club series picks up where the last set left off. As with the first set, these books can be read in any order without end of any other book being spoiled.
Just be sure to read Set 1 first!
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THE FINAL BOOK
TYING THE KNOT was co-written by all four of the series authors. All eight women from the series go on a cruise together, and we get to where their stories all end up. All of the loose ends get tied up. (Hence, the title!)
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