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Military Historical Fiction. I like to teach people about history and the horrors of war by putting a human face on such a vast concept and creating characters on both sides of the battle lines that readers can relate with. Thorough and detailed research brings the battlefield right into your reading chair, along with the hard (and sometimes heartbreaking) lessons that we all must learn from it. Within this genre, I also enjoy shining a spotlight on spunky, courageous, and often times forgotten female characters. My D-Day-themed debut ALL THE LIGHTS ABOVE US has five such characters, and they can’t wait for you to get to know them as they struggle to survive the Normandy Invasion and the hardest twenty-four hours of their lives.
M.B. Henry has been obsessed with history since her Ancient Egypt phase in the sixth grade. While she enjoys history in all its many and diverse forms, World War II and the US Civil War are her favorite periods to study and write about. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading, travel, science, photography, thunderstorms, and cats. Meow!
What I’m Looking For in My Ideal Reader Match:
- Fellow History Nerds
- Fellow bookworms
- Lovers of quirky, intelligent, and tough women
- Empaths with open minds and big hearts
- And if you like airplanes (especially vintage ones), that’s cool too.
What to Expect if We’re Compatible:
- Lots of talk about history. Every day, all the time.
- More books. And more… and more!
- Historical (some of them rhyming) blog posts that are sometimes humorous and sometimes tragic (mb-henry.com)
- Instagram posts about flowers, travel pics, and books. And cats. Meow!
- Random tweets that follow no particular thought pattern.
- A wide array of trivia knowledge that makes me a threat at trivia night.
Inspired by the women of D-Day
June 6, 1944. Allied forces hit the beaches of Nazi-occupied France. Among the countless lives shattered are those of five spirited women with starkly different lives. As the war reaches its tipping point, each of the women fight for the survival of themselves, their countries, and their way of life during one of the most pivotal days in history.
American expatriate Mildred, better known as Axis Sally, has a thriving career as a Nazi radio propagandist, but her conscience haunts her. Meanwhile, across the English Channel, young medical volunteer Theda is pushed to her limit as shiploads of casualties dock in Portsmouth. Closer to the front, intrepid Flora aids the French resistance, while she seeks out her vanished parents. Iron-willed Emilia has climbed the Gestapo ranks, but she is now bent on betraying them. Finally, dignified Adelaide’s faith is shaken when she is forced to quarter German soldiers.
Now, during the most perilous twenty-four hours of their lives, all five women must summon courage they never knew they had, as they confront the physical dangers of war, alongside treacherous family secrets, heartbreak, and the ability to trust themselves. For these women, their inner strength is their only hope. But is it enough? How far can one person go for the things they believe in?
Historical [Alcove Press, On Sale: May 10, 2022, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781643859620 / eISBN: 9781643859637]
M.B. Henry is a lifelong student of history, especially military history, having visited battlefields and historical sites all over the world. She has a degree in Cinema and Comparative Literature, and has served as a historical consultant and researcher on films and television in Los Angeles. She lives with her husband and two cats in Indiana.
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