Available January 18, 2019
As the bombs fall on Europe, their new love must survive a deadly war…
Vivian Lambert wants to do her part. When she wins a coveted overseas post with the Red Cross, she focuses on her war service. Falling hard for a sexy pilot wasn't part of her plan.
Jack Nielsen has a mission. Motivated by patriotic duty and desire to avenge the death of his best friend, Jack commands a ten-man B-17 crew. Keeping himself and his men alive in the fire-filled skies over Europe will require Jack's full focus. Romancing a headstrong Red Cross Girl is a distraction he knows he shouldn't indulge.
While Vivian's work takes her across France and into the heart of Nazi Germany, mounting casualties drive Jack to confront his dwindling odds of survival. As Allied forces converge on all fronts, can Vivian and Jack's relationship withstand an excruciating battle between love and duty?
Courage to be Counted is the first in a series based on real-life war heroines deployed in every theater of the war – Europe, the Pacific, North Africa and China-Burma-India.
Planned novels in my Red Cross Girls series will feature a Red Cross Girl heroine serving in the Pacific, North African/Italy, India, and China. I expect to also write novellas or novels with Red Cross Girls serving in Iceland, Iran, Burma, Cuba, Panama, Brazil, and other locations.
As I continue to work on my series, you may enjoy checking out some of my favorite novels set during WWII.
These are some of the non-fiction sources I consulted for research and background material for my series.
Below is the book trailer video for Courage to be Counted, and finally, to the left, you'll find a small selection of the great 40s tunes that inspired me while writing Courage to be Counted.