Episode 24 of the Ideas to Books Podcast features an interview with historical women’s fiction author Gail Kittleson, who has several novels set during World War II.
When Gail’s not steeped in World War II research, drafting scenes, or deep in one edit or another, she does a limited amount of editing for other authors. She also facilitates writing workshops and classes, both in Iowa and Arizona, where winters find her enjoying the incredibly gorgeous Ponderosa forest under the Mogollon Rim.
Favorites: walking, reading, meeting new people, enjoying her husband’s photography hobby, and hearing from readers who fall in love with her characters.
About Gail’s newest book, A Purpose True – released December 7, 2017:
Southern France – Spring, 1944
German panzer units crisscross the region, dealing ruthless reprisals against the French Resistance, and anyone suspected of supporting its efforts. Secret Operations Executive (SOE) agent Kate Isaacs is tasked with providing essential radio communications with the Allies, while her guide, Domingo Ibarra, a Basque shepherd-turned-Resistance fighter, dedicates himself to avenging the destruction of his home and family.
Thrown together by the vagaries of war, their shared mission, and common devotion to liberty, the last thing Kate and Domingo anticipate is the stirring of affection that threatens to blossom into love. But how can love survive in the midst of the enemy’s relentless cruelty toward innocent citizens?
Everything hinges on the success of the Allied Invasion – L’Invasion.
About Gail’s book, With Each New Dawn:
In war-torn London, American Kate Isaacs grieves her husband, awaits their child’s birth, and welcomes her best friend Addie. But after her miscarriage, another meeting with mysterious Monsieur le Blanc launches her into Britain’s Secret Operations Executive(SOE). In late 1943, Kate parachutes into Southern France to aid the Resistance.
Domingo, a grieving Basque mountain guide-turned-saboteur, meets her parachute drop, tends her injured ankle, and carries her to safety. Reunited a few months later, they discover the injured Monsieur le Blanc who, with his dying breath, reveals a secret that changes Kate’s life.
In the shadow of the Waffen SS, Domingo’s younger brother Gabirel is missing. While Domingo seeks Gabirel, Domingo’s parish priest, Père Gaspard, creates a new identity for Kate.
As Kate and Domingo subject their mutual attraction to the cause of freedom, can mere human will and moral courage change the war’s tide and forge a future for them?
Book Trailer for With Each New Dawn:
Where to purchase these books:
- A Purpose True – Amazon (paperback edition)
- With Each New Dawn – Amazon (paperback edition)
- With Each New Dawn – Amazon (Kindle edition)
Connect with Gail:
- Visit Gail’s website – GailKittleson.com
- Like Gail’s Facebook author page
- Follow Gail on Pinterest
- Follow Gail on Twitter
- Connect with Gail on Google Plus
- Connect with Gail on LinkedIn
- Follow Gail on GoodReads
- Follow Gail on Amazon
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