Here it is, folks! My second historical fiction novel: The Hobby Shop on Barnaby Street. It’s the first WWII historical romance novel in my new Homefront Hearts trilogy.
And here’s the cover!
A forbidden wartime romance begins just as German planes fill the skies over London in 1940. A playful and heartfelt read perfect for fans of Dear. Mrs. Bird, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, and The Last Bookshop in London.
When Maisie Beckett arrives to work at her brother’s hobby shop while he’s serving in the war, she soon discovers it’s in financial ruin. She also finds London preparing for an impending Nazi invasion. Determined to keep the shop open and prove herself to her parents, Maisie moonlights as a pinup photographer to pad the shop’s till while the shop’s co-owner, Cal Woodbury, isn’t looking. Despite his secrecy about why he didn’t enlist, Maisie is drawn to Cal and enticed by his wit and shy smile.
Cal promised his best friend and business partner, Roy, he wouldn’t become romantically involved with Maisie, Roy’s sweet and beautiful sister. As German bombs fall on London every night and Cal’s bond with Maisie grows deeper, he learns some promises are impossible to keep. However, when Roy deserts the Navy and appears at Cal’s door, Cal is caught between his best friend and the woman he is falling for.
While London goes to war around them, Maisie and Cal face their own fight—finding their courage and recognizing their worth.
This novel includes brief, mostly metaphorical adult scenes.
You can pre-order the ebook from Amazon/Kindle, Kobo, Apple Books, B&N Nook today and add it to your To Read list on Goodreads or Storygraph! The ebook will be out on May 3rd, 2022 and the paperback will be released later this summer.
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