If This Is Love

1870. The onset of the Gilded Age. Times are changing, and so are the ideals centered around women, but Kat Darlington’s troubles go much deeper than the world’s inequality, and they occur closer to home. One of five sisters in an affluent Manhattan family, Kat is a passionate young artist who yearns for adventure and a world where women have …

Poster Girl by Shelley Blanton Stroud

Poster Girl

It’s 1942. America’s at war. Cynical young gossip columnist Jane Benjamin joins FDR’s Office of War Information propaganda unit, aiming to replace big league gossip queen Hedda Hopper and get syndicated across the country. Jane scours the shipyard for a picture perfect Wendy-the-Welder poster girl to boost ship production by coaxing women into the workforce and to get her own …

Sisters of the Sweetwater Fury

Great Lakes galley cook Sunny Colvin has her hands full feeding a freighter crew seven days a week, nine months a year. She also has a dream—to open a restaurant back home—but knows she’d never convince her husband, the steward, to leave the seafaring life he loves. In Sunny’s Lake Huron hometown, her sister, Agnes Inby, mourns her husband, a …

Tomboy audiobook cover

Tomboy

Jane’s got five days at sea to solve the murder of a Wimbledon champion’s coach and write a gossip column that tells the truth, if not the facts. It’s 1939, the brink of World War II. Jane Benjamin wants to have it all. By day she hustles as a scruffy, tomboy cub reporter. By night she secretly struggles to raise …

Freedom Lessons the book

Freedom Lessons

This heartfelt, unflinching novel is a story of Louisiana’s school integration in the 1960s, based on the author’s experience. This novel takes on the issues our nation currently faces regarding race, unity, and identity. The story includes viewpoints from Colleen, an idealistic young white teacher; Frank, a black high school football player; and Evelyn, an experienced black teacher. Freedom Lessons …

Copy Boy

“This is Raymond Chandler for feminists.” (Sharma Shields, author of The Cassandra) “An engrossing work of fiction. An expressive and striking story that examines what one does for family and for oneself.” (Kirkus Reviews) “Underneath a neatly crafted thriller is a deeper story about social mobility, gender inequality, and the higher hurdles women — particularly those of a lower class — …