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Smart Girls Grow Up . . . International Women’s Day

Women in every era have struggled for equality.

Especially during the Civil War when women bound their breasts and cut their hair and fought as men in both the Union and Confederate Armies.

Like my heroine.

In Love Me Forever.

As you can see in the excerpt below from LOVE ME FOREVER

Flynt grabbed the young officer and a flash of heat shot through him, a sensation so unexpected it shook his senses to the core.

My God, what’s this?

A woman’s breasts?

He drew back, puzzled then disturbed. Warm nights . . . silken sheets . . . perfume.

He couldn’t speak. He was dumbfounded, his entire being shaken. He couldn’t move and he could barely breathe. He struggled to keep from blurting out his discovery.

The Rebel prisoner was a female.

Would his nurse give her away? Or was she waiting for him to say something? He couldn’t. He felt a stirring within him, something he didn’t want to admit, that brought a hardness between his loins. Did he dare imagine that a beautiful woman existed under all that blood and dirt? He’d heard stories about women enlisting in the army, both North and South, and fighting as men. A good set of teeth to rip open a bullet cartridge, a trigger finger that worked, and a firm handshake was all that was required to join up. It was no secret the promise of a steady paycheck was often the reason behind such reckless female behavior.

That didn’t solve his immediate problem.

Flynt couldn’t see her face under the broad-brimmed hat, but the fullness of her breasts was quite evident when she fell against him. She was tall, making her charade as a man believable, with a leanness about her uncommon to most women he knew. Too often they bound their bodies with boned corsets and rounded hip pads.

He released her, though not willingly. Her lean figure added to her appeal. She was strong and lithe, like the mountain cats he’d hunted west of the Mississippi, but she was no country girl. Her manner of speaking, though strange to his ears, told him she was well educated.

An adventuress? Or was she a female physician? That would explain her disguise since women in the medical field were rare.

Her presence put him off balance, but he couldn’t stop a smile from curving over his lips.

Who is she? he wanted to know.

More important, what was he going to do with her?

Meet Liberty Jordan:

Let’s celebrate the acts of courage of women throughout the centuries on International Women’s Day!

~Jina

If you love Civil War romance and time travel and TWO hunky military heroes, check out my Kindle Scout winner below.

Love_Me_Forever_500x798LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

LOVE ME FOREVER is a Kindle Scout winner and is available from Kindle Press at Amazon.com

 

1862: When the Tooth Fairy went to war to aid the soldiers…

The Tooth Fairy took on a new role during the Civil War. She fought long and hard to help the soldiers keep their teeth, not take them. If a soldier had a toothbrush, it was homemade.

Brushes didn’t show up as commercially made until 1885. Most used a “chewing stick” made from a twig from a tree or bush.

Chomping on hardtack didn’t help. Called tooth-dullers by the soldiers, they tried to soften them in coffee, but often cracked a tooth.

No wonder the Tooth Fairy was so into preventive care.

You see, for a man (or woman disguised as a man) to join the army of the North or the South, they needed a good set of teeth.

As you can see in the excerpt below from LOVE ME FOREVER

Flynt grabbed the young officer and a flash of heat shot through him, a sensation so unexpected it shook his senses to the core.

My God, what’s this?

A woman’s breasts?

He drew back, puzzled then disturbed. Warm nights . . . silken sheets . . . perfume.

He couldn’t speak. He was dumbfounded, his entire being shaken. He couldn’t move and he could barely breathe. He struggled to keep from blurting out his discovery.

The Rebel prisoner was a female.

Would his nurse give her away? Or was she waiting for him to say something? He couldn’t. He felt a stirring within him, something he didn’t want to admit, that brought a hardness between his loins. Did he dare imagine that a beautiful woman existed under all that blood and dirt? He’d heard stories about women enlisting in the army, both North and South, and fighting as men. A good set of teeth to rip open a bullet cartridge, a trigger finger that worked, and a firm handshake was all that was required to join up. It was no secret the promise of a steady paycheck was often the reason behind such reckless female behavior.

That didn’t solve his immediate problem.

Flynt couldn’t see her face under the broad-brimmed hat, but the fullness of her breasts was quite evident when she fell against him. She was tall, making her charade as a man believable, with a leanness about her uncommon to most women he knew. Too often they bound their bodies with boned corsets and rounded hip pads.

He released her, though not willingly. Her lean figure added to her appeal. She was strong and lithe, like the mountain cats he’d hunted west of the Mississippi, but she was no country girl. Her manner of speaking, though strange to his ears, told him she was well educated.

An adventuress? Or was she a female physician? That would explain her disguise since women in the medical field were rare.

Her presence put him off balance, but he couldn’t stop a smile from curving over his lips.

Who is she? he wanted to know.

More important, what was he going to do with her?

Meet Liberty Jordan:

So keep our Tooth Fairy happy. Take care of your teeth!!

~Jina

If you love Civil War romance and time travel and TWO hunky military heroes, check out my Kindle Scout winner below.

Love_Me_Forever_500x798LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

LOVE ME FOREVER is a Kindle Scout winner and is now available from Kindle Press at Amazon.com

Christmas Holiday Giveaway

 

I always enjoy being part of Aileen Harkwood’s giveaways — here is the Christmas promo!

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HOLIDAY WISHES ROMANCE GIVEAWAY

December 5-25

A Sleighful of Prizes and Video Holiday

Greetings from the Authors!

Holiday Wishes All Romance Giveaway

Come listen and watch as some of your favorite romance authors give you their best wishes for the holiday in a special video! To celebrate the season, they’re giving away a grand prize package that includes a Kindle Fire, 6-months of Kindle Unlimited, and a $20 Amazon gift card. Santa also has a bag full of runners-up prizes, including gift cards and ebook prize packs.

Still want more? Check out the fantastic reads in the Holiday Wishes All Romance Genres Book Fair, and play the Scavenger Hunt Game for your chance at a $50 Amazon gift card!

Holiday Wishes Romance Book Fair



(This giveaway is sponsored by the authors listed below)

Allyson Lindt • Amanda Uhl • Angelica Kate • Anne McClane • C.A. King • C.D. Gorri • Crystal Dawn • Danielle M Haas • Debbie White • Diane Benefiel • Elizabeth Rose • Elsie Davis • Emmanuelle de Maupassant • G.K. Brady • ID Johnson • Jacqueline Diamond • Jacquie Biggar • JC Andrijeski • Jina Bacarr • Joanne Dannon • Josie Riviera • Judith Sterling • Karen Michelle Nutt • Kat Drennan • Kat Samuels • Kerry Blaisdell • Keta Diablo • Kristy Tate • Laurel O’Donnell • Liz Durano • Maria Elena Alonso Sierra • Melissa McClone • Michelle Jo Quinn • Mona Sedrak • Monique McDonell • Naomi Bellina • Penelope Wylde • Ravyn Wilde • Regan Walker • Rhondi Ann • Samantha Keith • Sara Beth Williams • Shana Gray • Sofie Darling • Soraya Naomi • Stormy Legend • Tammy Andresen • Victoria Saccenti • Zoe Dawson • Aileen Harkwood

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My book in the fair CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time!

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Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front

On a cold December day in 1955, I got on a train to go back home for Christmas.
This is the story of what happened when I got off that train.
In 1943.

Christmas Once Again:US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Once-Again-Jina-

Bacarr-ebook/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

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Gone Time Traveling for the weekend…guess where…

Traveling back in time again in my WIP…and it’s a doozy…the hardest one I’ve ever done…

A hint…it’s cold and raining and looks like this…where I am?

Time…and a finished m/s…will tell…

Be gone for the weekend…be back soon!

(I hope…unless I get stuck back there…)

While I’m gone, enjoy a trip back to Posey Creek, PA during WW 2 as Kate prepares for the holidays…until her world comes crashing down when her fiancé ships overseas in ‘Christmas Once Again’.

Available at e-tailers everywhere…print and audio book, too.

 

Find out more in CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN

E-book links:

US Amazon https://amzn.to/2pcz2eN
UK Amazon https://amzn.to/31rF4pZ

Follow me on BookBub for new releases and promo deals!
https://www.bookbub.com/profile/jina-bacarr

Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front with my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN 

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On a cold December day in 1955, Kate Arden got on a train to go home for Christmas.

This is the story of what happened when she got off that train. In 1943.

In 1943 Kate Arden was engaged to the man she loved, Jeffrey Rushbrooke. She was devastated and heartbroken when he was called up for wartime duty and later killed on a secret mission in France.

But what if Kate could change that? What if she could warn him and save his life before Christmas?
Or will fate have a bigger surprise in store for her?

Christmas Once Again is a sweeping, heartbreakingly romantic novel – it’s one woman’s chance to follow a different path and mend her broken heart…

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What readers are saying about Christmas Once Again:

‘A fabulous book you won’t want to miss’

‘A really beautiful story’

‘Found this book amazing! Would love to read more of her books.’

‘5* from me’

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Christmas Once Again:

US Amazon https://amzn.to/2pcz2eN 

UK Amazon https://amzn.to/31rF4pZ

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Enjoy National Doughnut Day as we remember Trains and Soldiers in 1943…and of course, donuts.

Doughnuts and Soldiers and Trains in 1943…

It’s National Doughnut Day!!

December 1943

Soldiers, doughnuts, and coffee…a familiar sight every afternoon at the Posey Creek, PA train station when the locomotive pulls in, each rail car filled with hungry servicemen on their way to camp or overseas…

I heard one afternoon during the war, a special train pulled in carrying a very special passenger…

Miss Kate Arden traveling back in time from the future to save the man she loves…

 

Find out more in CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN

available at e-tailers everywhere and as an audiobook, too!

 

US Amazon https://amzn.to/2pcz2eN
UK Amazon https://amzn.to/31rF4pZ

Follow me on BookBub for new releases and promo deals!
https://www.bookbub.com/profile/jina-bacarr

Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front with my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN 

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On a cold December day in 1955, Kate Arden got on a train to go home for Christmas.

This is the story of what happened when she got off that train. In 1943.

In 1943 Kate Arden was engaged to the man she loved, Jeffrey Rushbrooke. She was devastated and heartbroken when he was called up for wartime duty and later killed on a secret mission in France.

But what if Kate could change that? What if she could warn him and save his life before Christmas?
Or will fate have a bigger surprise in store for her?

Christmas Once Again is a sweeping, heartbreakingly romantic novel – it’s one woman’s chance to follow a different path and mend her broken heart…

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What readers are saying about Christmas Once Again:

‘A fabulous book you won’t want to miss’

‘A really beautiful story’

‘Found this book amazing! Would love to read more of her books.’

‘5* from me’

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Christmas Once Again:

US Amazon https://amzn.to/2pcz2eN 

UK Amazon https://amzn.to/31rF4pZ

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Christmas Once Again is #1 New Release in Time Travel Romances on US Amazon Yay!!

A WW2 time travel romance

 

Oh, how I wish I could make time stand still…
 
As I write this, Christmas Once Again is #1 New Release in Time Travel Romances on US Amazon amzn.to/2pcz2eN
 
I’m holding my breath…afraid it will disappear if I blink…
 
Thank you for liking my WW2 romance…a story that demanded to be written about a time when the world was at war…but the love Kate has for Jeff, the undying need to make things right so strong in her, she goes back in time to save him.
 
All she wants for Christmas is to save the man she loves…
 
And……………..Christmas Once Again is at #23 overall in Top 100 Time Travel Romances
 
5 star reviews on Amazon, NetGalley and GoodReads!Christmas Once Again

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Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front with my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN 

——————

On a cold December day in 1955, Kate Arden got on a train to go home for Christmas.

This is the story of what happened when she got off that train. In 1943.

In 1943 Kate Arden was engaged to the man she loved, Jeffrey Rushbrooke. She was devastated and heartbroken when he was called up for wartime duty and later killed on a secret mission in France.

But what if Kate could change that? What if she could warn him and save his life before Christmas?
Or will fate have a bigger surprise in store for her?

Christmas Once Again is a sweeping, heartbreakingly romantic novel – it’s one woman’s chance to follow a different path and mend her broken heart…

———–

What readers are saying about Christmas Once Again:

‘A fabulous book you won’t want to miss’

‘A really beautiful story’

‘Found this book amazing! Would love to read more of her books.’

‘5* from me’

—————

Christmas Once Again:

US Amazon https://amzn.to/2pcz2eN 

UK Amazon https://amzn.to/31rF4pZ

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Kate and Jeff’s Story from ‘Christmas Once Again’ as an Instagram Story and how I did it

Kate and Jeff from ‘Christmas Once Again’

I’ve got a new toy.
Instagram Stories. I love them. I have so many ideas for visuals for my story Christmas Once Again
I go crazy trying to do them all.
So..
Using the fun Instagram special effects and text, I take a picture of what I want to use, play around with the special effects like a kid in a sandbox, go crazy when it doesn’t work, squeal when I get a cool effect, toss my phone when the whole thing disappears…not really, but it’s maddening…and sigh with relief when it posts.
So without further ado, here is the link to my latest Instagram story below:
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My IG story:

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17998964272266156/

Kate and Jeff’s story from my WW 2 time travel romance Christmas Once Again as an Instagram story in pictures
Pub date is Thursday October 10, 2019.My I can hardly wait!
5 star reviews on NetGalley and GoodReads!

Christmas Once Again

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Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front

Exciting news re: my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN — release day is October 10th! It’s now up for pre-order at $2.99

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On a cold December day in 1955, Kate Arden got on a train to go home for Christmas.

This is the story of what happened when she got off that train. In 1943.

In 1943 Kate Arden was engaged to the man she loved, Jeffrey Rushbrooke. She was devastated and heartbroken when he was called up for wartime duty and later killed on a secret mission in France.

But what if Kate could change that? What if she could warn him and save his life before Christmas?
Or will fate have a bigger surprise in store for her?

Christmas Once Again is a sweeping, heartbreakingly romantic novel – it’s one woman’s chance to follow a different path and mend her broken heart…

———–

What readers are saying about Christmas Once Again:

‘A fabulous book you won’t want to miss’

‘A really beautiful story’

‘Found this book amazing! Would love to read more of her books.’

‘5* from me’

—————

Christmas Once Again:

Pre-order

US Amazon https://amzn.to/2pcz2eN 

UK Amazon https://amzn.to/31rF4pZ

 

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The lost Christmas home movies, My Mom, and Christmas Once Again

I’m a good record keeper–my accountant loves me–my handwritten notes from trips abroad often help me shape a story, but I was devastated when I couldn’t find my old Christmas home movies.

A mad search finally showed up a lost reel my dad shot at Christmas when I was a kid. We moved around a lot (I went to fifteen schools), and over the years the old movie camera stopped working…and well, you get the idea.

But this year I wanted to resurrect the old film because of one short piece of film.

My mom hanging up Christmas stockings.

You see, I’d just finished copy edits and proofreading my upcoming Boldwood Books release, Christmas Once Again and I dedicated my story to my mom. She passed away a week before Christmas many years ago…she loved to play Christmas songs on the piano, so every year I decorate our century-old, upright piano with holiday decorations in her honor.

Here’s that special snippet from my lost home movies.

Thanks, Mom, for making every Christmas special.

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Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front

Exciting news re: my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN — release day is October 10th! It’s now up for pre-order at $2.99

——————

On a cold December day in 1955, Kate Arden got on a train to go home for Christmas.

This is the story of what happened when she got off that train. In 1943.

In 1943 Kate Arden was engaged to the man she loved, Jeffrey Rushbrooke. She was devastated and heartbroken when he was called up for wartime duty and later killed on a secret mission in France.

But what if Kate could change that? What if she could warn him and save his life before Christmas?
Or will fate have a bigger surprise in store for her?

Christmas Once Again is a sweeping, heartbreakingly romantic novel – it’s one woman’s chance to follow a different path and mend her broken heart…

———–

What readers are saying about Christmas Once Again:

‘A fabulous book you won’t want to miss’

‘A really beautiful story’

‘Found this book amazing! Would love to read more of her books.’

‘5* from me’

—————

Christmas Once Again:

Pre-order

US Amazon https://amzn.to/2pcz2eN 

UK Amazon https://amzn.to/31rF4pZ

 

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Christmas Once Again WW 2 time travel romance in color: Victory Red Lipstick

Watch this black and white photo of the 1940s lady change to a color photo in my video

We always think of World War 2 as being shot in black and white, but what if you could experience it in color?

Check out my video for a vintage b&w photo turning into color, then travel in time to 1943 with Kate Arden when she goes home for Christmas for a chance to follow a different path and mend her broken heart…

All she wants for Christmas is to save the man she loves…

Christmas Once Again from Boldwood Books.

You can check out Christmas Once Again here:
US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

Next video in series: Girdles for the War Effort

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Bookbloggers — get your copy on NetGalley!

Calling all Bookbloggers:

I’m thrilled to announce that Christmas Once Again

is on Net Galley!!

All she wants for Christmas is to save the man she loves…

Christmas Once Again – WW 2 time travel

US https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/174137

UK https://www.netgalley.co.uk/catalog/book/174137

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If you ever wanted to go home again . . . this is the story for you!

A hot, sexy hero, a spunky heroine who tries to save him, and the magic of a small town Christmas . . . and plenty of good food!

So hop aboard the Mistletoe Flyer and meet the Arden Family doing their best to support the troops during that Christmas of 1943.

More about Christmas Once Again as we get closer to pub date…

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I’m happy to present the BOLDWOOD BOOKS Releases:

So, here we are with my wonderful publisher for my Christmas book, BOLDWOOD BOOKS — I love making videos and I put together the video above to introduce you to my fellow Boldwood Books authors with releases during the month of September 2019:

UK Links:     

The Secret to Happiness by Jessica Redland 

The Orphan Daughter by Sheila Riley

Stalker by Gemma Rogers                

Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran 

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US Links:

The Secret to Happiness by Jessica Redland  /   

The Orphan Daughter by Sheila Riley 

Stalker by Gemma Rogers 

Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran 

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And here are the August 2019 releases in my video:

UK Links:

The Daughter In Law by Nina Manning

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet 

Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins

 

US Links:

The Daughter in Law by Nina Manning

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet

Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins

Go to BOLDWOOD BOOKS for more info about their authors and e-books and print books. Audio books also available!

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Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front

Exciting news re: my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN — release day is October 10th! It’s now up for pre-order at $2.99

On a cold December day in 1955, I got on a train to go back home for Christmas.
This is the story of what happened when I got off that train.
In 1943.

Christmas Once Again:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Once-Again-Jina-Bacarr-ebook/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

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Christmas Once Again WW 2 time travel romance in color: Nylons

We always think of World War 2 as being shot in black and white, but what if you could experience it in color?

Check out my video for a vintage b&w photo turning into color, then travel in time to 1943 with Kate Arden when she goes home for Christmas for a chance to follow a different path and mend her broken heart…

All she wants for Christmas is to save the man she loves…

Christmas Once Again from Boldwood Books.

You can check out Christmas Once Again here:
US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

Next video in series: Victory Red Lipstick

===========================

Bookbloggers — get your copy on NetGalley!

Calling all Bookbloggers:

I’m thrilled to announce that Christmas Once Again

is on Net Galley!!

All she wants for Christmas is to save the man she loves…

Christmas Once Again – WW 2 time travel

US https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/174137

UK https://www.netgalley.co.uk/catalog/book/174137

=============================

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If you ever wanted to go home again . . . this is the story for you!

A hot, sexy hero, a spunky heroine who tries to save him, and the magic of a small town Christmas . . . and plenty of good food!

So hop aboard the Mistletoe Flyer and meet the Arden Family doing their best to support the troops during that Christmas of 1943.

More about Christmas Once Again as we get closer to pub date…

————–

I’m happy to present the BOLDWOOD BOOKS Releases:

So, here we are with my wonderful publisher for my Christmas book, BOLDWOOD BOOKS — I love making videos and I put together the video above to introduce you to my fellow Boldwood Books authors with releases during the month of September 2019:

UK Links:     

The Secret to Happiness by Jessica Redland 

The Orphan Daughter by Sheila Riley

Stalker by Gemma Rogers                

Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran 

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US Links:

The Secret to Happiness by Jessica Redland  /   

The Orphan Daughter by Sheila Riley 

Stalker by Gemma Rogers 

Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran 

——————

And here are the August 2019 releases in my video:

UK Links:

The Daughter In Law by Nina Manning

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet 

Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins

 

US Links:

The Daughter in Law by Nina Manning

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet

Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins

Go to BOLDWOOD BOOKS for more info about their authors and e-books and print books. Audio books also available!

———-

Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front

Exciting news re: my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN — release day is October 10th! It’s now up for pre-order at $2.99

On a cold December day in 1955, I got on a train to go back home for Christmas.
This is the story of what happened when I got off that train.
In 1943.

Christmas Once Again:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Once-Again-Jina-Bacarr-ebook/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

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