In Arkansas Summer by Anne Moose, it’s 1955 and Catherine is a college student. She travels from California to Arkansas to help her father sort out her grandmother’s situation in the wake of his father’s death. She reconnects with Jimmy, the son of her grandmother’s housekeeper and her favorite playmate as a young child. The attraction between them is strong, but the south is a dangerous place for a black man showing anything other than casual indifference to a white woman. Will their love survive the hate of those around them? Continue reading Arkansas Summer by Anne Moose
In A Woman’s Role: A 1950s Romance by Carol Moessinger, Celina Pasniewska is a 23-year-old spinster living in 1950s Pennsylvania. Celina lost her boyfriend in the Korean conflict and having not lived to the expectation of her demanding father, is looking to break away from her oppressed life in a mining town to live a dream of journalism. With pressure from her parents, Celina must make the decision of having a family or her freedom. The hope of having both is just a bit too crazy.
In Island of the White Rose by R. Ira Harris, it’s 1958 in Cuba, and Father Pedro Villanueva was happy to comply with his family’s wish that he joins the priesthood once his first love broke his heart. Now he’s having some doubts and he’s seeing social injustice under the reign of Batista that disturbs him greatly. The position of the church is to not address politics, but Pedro wants to help, and the best way he can see to accomplish his goal is to join the revolution. Fidel Castro seems like a man who wants positive change but all may not be what it seems. In the meantime, another member of the resistance had caught Pedro’s eye and heart. Can he resist temptation or will their love blossom against all odds?
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