Books tagged: 1940s

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Legacy: The Hemophilia of Yesterday
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,650. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
Ralph Dean Rytting was diagnosed with hemophilia in 1943 at age sixteen. With the limited treatment available at that time, he endured debilitating bleeds. Yet he never let the disease crush his desire to be educated, work, and raise a family. Faithfully recording his thoughts and feelings, Ralph reveals how he overcame life's unpredictable challenges with faith, humor, and irrepressible optimism.
A Letter To Ballyturan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,960. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Matt McCartan’s estranged father has died. Seeking further information about his father, he composes a letter to the village priest in a village in Ireland. The priest doesn't respond, but a young woman does and her shocking letter sets Matt off on a journey of discovery to find out not only who his father was, but who he is. Eventually, Matt discovers the sad truth about his father.
On the Swing of One Star
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,270. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Author Way Limited. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » General
ON THE SWING OF ONE STAR is a tale that captures the imagination as it tackles the complexities faced by an adolescent growing up quickly in a changing environment. Inevitably, mistakes are made and lessons learned and many battles of conscience fought but, ultimately, this is a moving account of a young girl’s endeavours to let go of her late father by achieving their shared dreams.
The Uses of Adversity
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,710. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is the story of my mother, who, in 1939, discovered her husband was suffering from tertiary syphilis – an affliction which could be cured then only by long years of treatment. The horror with which syphilis was surrounded was similar to that provoked by HIV/AIDS in the 1980s.
It Never Was You
Series: The Cypress Branches Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,020. Language: British English. Published: June 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Part two of the Cypress Branches trilogy, It Never Was You is the eagerly anticipated follow up to the acclaimed Pegasus Falling, continuing William E. Thomas's epic and panoramic saga of how ordinary people coped with some most extraordinary and devastating events of the 20th century.
The Promise of Dawn
Series: The Thistle Series, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,970. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: May 31, 2014 by Ashberry Lane Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Romance
Constant fear, piercing sirens, the darkness of war ... all that fades with The Promise of Dawn. World War II is over, but there's much rebuilding to be done on the wee Scottish isle of Innisbraw. How can Rob and Maggie Savage bring new life to their home and help folk provide for themselves and their families?
Darkest Vow
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,190. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When a kidnapping of a wealthy playboy occurs, Private Investigator Joseph Riley must unravel the tentacles of truth to discover what is hidden at the core of his client’s darkest vow.
Cicada Summer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Is it real love when you can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t catch your breath while watching Will practice his high dive at the pool, and are suspicious of your own quirky grandmother’s advice?
Battle Hymns
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,050. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical
1942: While her fiancé trains for the battlefront, Charlotte Donahue does her part by volunteering as a nurses' aide with the American Red Cross. Here she is drawn to a mysterious soldier, Lieutenant William Kendrick, whose jet was shot down in the skies over Germany. As Will's wounds begin to heal, he and Charlotte develop a friendship that will bind them together in ways they never imagined.
Dieselpunk ePulp Showcase 2
Price: Free! Words: 83,900. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This sci-fi smorgasbord serves up 9 retro tales inspired by the pulp magazines of the 1920s - 1940s. It drops you into the deco chiseled cities of alternate Americana, airlifts you to exotic locales, then rockets you to the farthest reaches of yesterday’s tomorrows! Retro adventure awaits fans of dieselpunk, sci-fi, ray-gun gothic, and pulp magazines. Download if you dare!