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Measure success by the world's Ruler, not the world's yardstick.
Measure success by the world's Ruler, not the world's yardstick.

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OUT OF THE BLUE BOUQUET, Book 1 in the Crossroads collection, is FREE until Thursday! You can read my COURTING CALLA in that collection! https://amzn.to/2CN20IP
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On March 2, 1944, Didi Nearne became one of only 39 women to ever parachute into Occupied France. Read about Marie Gilbert, code-named TEMPERANCE, the character inspired by Didi in my FREE book TEMPERANCE'S TRIAL, part 1 of the Virtues and Valor Series. #virtuesandvalor #wwii http://ow.ly/v1es30262X2
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On November 9, 1938, Nazis in Germany destroyed Jewish homes, synagogues, and businesses in what is today called Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass). After that night, Josephine Baker, acclaimed international singer and actress, joined the International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism. Soon after, an organization in France called Deuzieme Bureau was looking for undercover agents who could afford to work without pay and who could travel without suspicion. They approached Josephine and asked her to be an agent for them. Without hesitation, Josephine embraced the opportunity. Read about Virginia Benoit, code-named HOPE, who was inspired by Josephine Baker, in HOMELAND'S HOPE, part 2 of the Virtues and Valor series. #virtuesandvalor #wwii http://ow.ly/YoX130263us
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On November 7, 1940, Rupert Barry arrived at Colditz Castle, captured after trying to escape from another Nazi prisoner of war camp. By Christmas, Colditz Castle held 200 prisoners – the maximum it could hold. By February 1941, another 200 French prisoners had arrived, doubling the maximum occupancy rate. By July, the Nazis held 500 POWs there. Captain P. R. Reid and Captain Rupert Barry, worked together to create a code that Barry then wrote in a letter to his wife, Dodo. Dodo Barry, was a highly intelligent woman who could solve the complicated Times of London crossword puzzle in mere minutes. Captain Rupert Barry doted upon his beloved wife and, what's more, he deeply appreciated and respected her keen mind. He felt more than confident in his wife's abilities to crack the code they devised.
She cracked it and took it to the War Office in London, opening a line of coded communication between London and the prisoners, enabling over 130 prisoners to escape the castle.
Read about my character Dorothy (Dotty) Ewing, code-named CHARITY, who was inspired by the brilliant Dodo, in CHARITY'S CODE, part 3 of the Virtues and Valor series. #wwii #virtuesandvalor http://ow.ly/EAf730264qA
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On September 22, 1943, Cécile Pearl Cornioley parachuted into Occupied France and assumed the identity of a French national named Pauline and the codename, Wrestler. Read about my character inspired by the real life Pearl, Muriel Tolson, code-named PRUDENCE, in A PARCEL FOR PRUDENCE, part 4 of the Virtues and Valor series. #virtuesandvalor #wwii http://ow.ly/jugJ30264EF
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The Luftwaffe bombed Great Britain for 57 consecutive nights starting on 7 September 1940, destroying or damaging more than one million London houses and killing more than 40,000 civilians. Read CHARITY'S CODE, book 3 in the Virtues and Valor Series, and experience the event inspired by this picture. #virtuesandvalor #wwii http://ow.ly/Fhjp302648A
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It's romance awareness month! Celebrate with SAPPHIRE ICE. #FREE everywhere books are sold! #romance #inspyromance http://bit.ly/2ummKSx
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On July 11, 1944, Pearl Cornioley survived the attack of 3 German garrisons in what became known as the Battle of Les Souches. Read about this amazing woman and about my character inspired by the real life Pearl, Muriel Tolson, code-named PRUDENCE, in A PARCEL FOR PRUDENCE, part 4 of the Virtues and Valor series. #virtuesandvalor #wwii http://ow.ly/jugJ30264EF
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“The Red Cross, with its clubs for recreation, its coffee and doughnuts in the forward areas, its readiness to meet the needs of the well and to help minister to the wounded… has often seemed to be the friendly hand of this nation, reaching across the sea to sustain its fighting men.”
– Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, Address to Congress, June 18, 1945
My character Betty Grimes, code-named MERCY, was inspired by the valorous women who served in the Red Cross. Read about her in MISSION OF MERCY, part 6 in the Virtues and Valor series. #virtuesandvalor #wwii http://ow.ly/HgiY3026nAd
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On April 29, 1944, Nancy Grace Wake was parachuted into occupied France Auvergne, becoming a liaison between London and the local maquis group headed by Captain Henri Tardivat in the Forest of Tronçais. Read about Ruth Aubertin, code-named GRACE, who was inspired by Nancy Grace Wake in GRACE’S GROUND WAR, book 5 of the Virtues and Valor series. #virtuesandvalor #wwii http://ow.ly/zhC83026n4w
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