I have just released my newest novel in the Saga of Love and War Series: Defiance.
As Hitler’s armies overrun France, Rudolf von Schoenenburg, a young Austrian baron, is living in exile in England. Though his true love, Hannah, is engaged to another man, Rudi and Hannah risk their lives together to help rescue thousands of British Troops from Dunkirk. Their powerful love story develops against the backdrop of the Battle of Britain and an old world being blown to pieces.
Rudi’s family and friends suffer under the nightly barrage of bombs and rockets of the London Blitz while he pilots a British fighter plane in what looks like an impossible defense of the small island. Each night is a desperate fight for survival, each dawn a miracle.
While Hannah spends her days and nights helping to provide early warning of German air attacks, she realizes that every hour of every day is precious. Each moment carries the threat of sudden death. As the world around her changes, should Hannah allow her passion for Rudi to overcome promises she made to her dying father in what seems like another lifetime?
I have begun writing a Regency novella, as yet untitled, to be included in the Timeless Romance Anthology which will be published by Mirror Press next March. Following this endeavor, I will write the third Regency in the Grenville Chronicles which will be published before year’s end.
July is a busy month in our family. The “Vandabailey’s” (Buffy’s family) paid us their usual visit which was crammed full of wild and crazy fun. Astrid celebrated her first birthday, and she is baby on the move, already prepping for her first marathon. Henry celebrated his second birthday three days later. He continues to be enamored of trucks, buses, helicopters, airplanes, all types of heavy excavating equipment, ambulances, etc.
We had a fantastic visit to San Diego with our sons Greg and Morgan and his family. Henry is all about the ocean and boats now, and is anxious to go on another plane ride. He especially loved rolling down the grass at Balboa Park. David and I enjoyed revisiting Laguna Beach where we stayed many years ago in Law School.