Three women and two girls face political, racial and personal bombshells during the tension-filled days of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 America.
Flossie Johnson is a housekeeper who wants to sit in the front of the bus instead of the back on the way to her new job at the Adams’ house.
Six-year-old Birdie Adams wants to run away and join the circus but guesses she’ll have to go to the first grade and hang around with her new baby brother instead. Maybe her big sister needs a little help, too. The circus will have to wait.
Twelve-year-old Melanie Adams wants her friend to stop bugging her to get her first kiss. Melanie’s already had her first kiss, but won’t splint the special secret by talking about it.
Norah adams is a good mother and wife who wants to keep her family safe and happy, but tucking the order form for dog tags in her daughter’s lunch boxes is a big change for the everyday bologna sandwiches.
Lola Carter wants the life her sister, Norah, has. Instead she has a factory job, and alcohol and prescription drug addition, and an abusive boyfriend.
Even if President Kennedy prevents World War III, these women’s lives will be changed forever.
Enchanted by an Emerald
One enchanted emerald…seven couples in need of its magic to find true love.
A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER by Catherine Kean
When widowed Lady Aislinn Lockmeade finds a naked, unconscious man, she wonders if he’s Hugh Brigonne, her first and only true love. When he wakes, he can’t remember who he is or what happened to him. Does she dare to love the roguish stranger, or is there far greater danger than risking her heart?
HER PIRATE FROM THE PAST by Caro Carson
After nearly being killed in an undercover operation, police officer Savannah Oglethorpe has sworn off adventure and chosen a safe corporate job. But when she falls into another century—and into the arms of a legendary pirate—can she survive the dangerous past to win a passionate future?
WHEN WE GET TO PARIS by T. Elliott Brown
American soldier Henry Stewart carries his family’s lucky stone as he fights during World War II. The green rock has kept generations safe and brought true love, but when Henry is injured during a secret mission for the French Resistance, he believes the stone has failed him. When a beautiful French woman brings him into her home, is she a sign his luck changing for the better, or will she turn Henry over to the Nazis?
EMERALD INTRIGUE by Wynter Daniels
When Natalie discovers a valuable jewel hidden in a trinket box she bought at an estate sale, her life is suddenly in peril. With nowhere else to turn, she’s forced to lean on her neighbor Jack for help. But can she put her past behind her and open her heart before it’s too late?
WHAT TO KEEP by Nancy Robards Thompson
Emma Conrad returns to tiny Iris Island, Florida, with her New York life in shambles. When the one man she’s never forgotten strolls back into her life, Emma has to rely on her mother’s wisdom, the strength she’s forgotten, and a gem from the sea to build a future from the ashes of her past.
FORTUNE’S FOOL by Mimi Wells
Felicity Reeves hasn’t had much luck lately with roommates. Or work. Or life. Certainly not love. But a dark-headed mystery man and one special stone are about to help Felicity discover what Fortune has in store for her.
CHARMED BY THE THIEF by Katherine Garbera
Stealing the three pieces of the Brigonne emerald was meant to be a way to thwart her father and claim piece of her past. But soon, Jules Monroe finds herself captivated by Devlin O’Dowd, the man who wants to catch her alter ego and put her in jail—unless the magic of the Brigonne emerald has another plan for the lovers.