The Wished-For Country: Stories of American Courage by Rebecca Del Giudice. A Senator stands alone against the march to war. A man risks his life to expose the Ku Klux Klan. A slave escapes to freedom – and takes a Confederate warship with him. These stories and many more like them are the focus of The Wished-For Country: Stories of American Courage. Author Rebecca Del Giudice has been researching and writing about American history for more than 20 years. During that time, she’s rediscovered unique stories that few Americans know or remember today. There’s the first woman doctor in the United States who was only admitted to medical school because her classmates thought it was a joke – but the joke was on them when she graduated first in her class. The Danish immigrant who enlisted a future president in his fight against poverty in the slums of New York. And the child of sharecroppers who awakened the conscience of a nation. Read more on Amazon.
Exiles in Time (The After Cilmeri Series) by Sarah Woodbury. Two years in Afghanistan; four years working for MI-5, the British security service; and the death of both of his parents from cancer. At the age of thirty-four, Callum thought he’d experienced the worst that life could throw at him. That is, until his boss ordered him to open a buried file on his desk and to take it seriously. His new assignment: to detain and question a pregnant woman and her ailing husband–and if need be, to stop them from returning to medieval Wales. Until today, Callum believed in his job and always followed orders. Until today, he thought time travel wasn’t real … Exiles in Time is a novel from the After Cilmeri Series. Other books in the series include Daughter of Time, Footsteps in Time, Winds of Time, Prince of Time, Crossroads in Time, and Children of Time. Read more on Amazon.
Submerged by Cheryl Kaye Tardif. Two strangers submerged in guilt, brought together by fate… After a tragic car accident claims the lives of his wife, Jane, and son, Ryan, Marcus Taylor is immersed in grief. But his family isn’t the only thing he has lost. An addiction to painkillers has taken away his career as a paramedic. Working as a 911 operator is now the closest he gets to redemption–until he gets a call from a woman trapped in a car. Rebecca Kingston yearns for a quiet weekend getaway, so she can think about her impending divorce from her abusive husband. When a mysterious truck runs her off the road, she is pinned behind the steering wheel, unable to help her two children in the back seat. Her only lifeline is a cell phone with a quickly depleting battery and a stranger’s calm voice on the other end telling her everything will be all right. Read more on Amazon.
See the complete list of all New Book Releases for April 2013 (click to see all the new releases). If you are looking for something new to read this is a great place to start.