We are celebrating so many things: the start of Spring and Women’s History Month in March. And next month, April 1st is Edible Book Day.
Spring is in the air. I don’t know about you, but in the northeast by me, we had a mild winter. We are already seeing trees starting to flower and the weather has been mostly on the warm side. While the sun is still not close enough to be really warm, there are more days recently that I don’t need my hat and gloves, and for me, given my hands are one of the first to get cold, that speaks volumes.
Happy Women’s History month. For this month I wanted to bring to you some cool information on women spies and other cool positions held by women in the spy world.
I am showcasing one spy, but there is a link to more information for you.
Did you know that Virginia Hall served in the Office of Strategic Services (“OSS”) and she had quite the interesting career.
Of the many women who served in the OSS, field agent Virginia Hall was one of the most distinguished. Undaunted by her artificial leg, she created a spy network and helped organize and arm French commandos behind enemy lines. Posing as a dairy farmer, she scouted potential drop zones while herding cows. You can read more about Virginia Hall and other awesome information here.
April bookish holidays
National Literature month
School Library month
Edible book day (April 1st) This is great! Oh, how I would love a chocolate book. Have you ever eaten a book? Hit ‘reply’ and let me know.
You can find more April bookish and other holidays here.
For spring, the e-book is on sale starting March 28, and will go on through March 31. And it is only 99 cents!
March Reading Spotlight
Bruno Johnson is hiding out from the U.S. law in Costa Rica with his pregnant wife, Marie, and the ten kids they rescued from toxic homes in South Central Los Angeles. When Marie encounters a difficult labor and delivery, their good friend Dr. Vargas rescues both her and Bruno’s infant son. So Bruno feels indebted when asked to escort his daughter Layla, a college student in Los Angeles, back home to Costa Rica.
When Bruno arrives in Los Angeles, he finds the problem with Layla is complicated and dire. Layla has fallen in with Johnny, the leader of a vast and notorious criminal empire that exploits women and children. She says she’s had his child and that he has taken the baby.
Bruno enlists the help of his old friend Karl Drago—and his dog, Waldo—to aid in his search for Layla’s baby—a baby her parents disavow. Bruno soon discovers things aren’t as they appear, but he will stop at nothing to save the innocent baby and return to his family and newborn son in Costa Rica—providing he can evade capture while on U.S. soil.
The streets of Washington D.C. have never been the safest, but now they run red. After the murder of a high-profile political figure the public is demanding answers. All signs point to a single killer stalking the citizens of D.C. But the facts don’t align and the good doctor isn’t convinced.
With help from FBI agent Andre Winters, Giselle must excise the truth no matter how bloody. The duo chases the truth and soon realize they are in over their heads. As the case heats up Andre and Giselle can’t deny their growing affection for each other despite the obvious risks.
With time running out and a killer on their heels they will be forced to make unimaginable decisions. But will they make the right ones? Catching the murderer may cost them what they value most—each other.
Featured Book Fairs—Stuff Your eReader!
The must pulse-pounding action reads you can find are right here—time to stock up!
We’ve rounded up mysteries, thrillers, and espionage, and more … and made them all free for you to claim during March. Better hurry!
Until next time,