Landing by Moonlight

Landing by Moonlight

by Ciji Ware

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Overview

A NOVEL INSPIRED BY THE EXCEPTIONAL AMERICAN WOMEN WHO VOLUNTEERED AS SECRET AGENTS DURING WW II, PARACHUTING INTO OCCUPIED FRANCE TO FIGHT THE NAZIS.

The year is 1942, and American secret agent Catherine Thornton has no idea whether she will be dropped behind enemy lines in an inflatable raft launched from a submarine or be flung through the moonlit sky from a low-flying British Halifax. Either way, the young embassy wife and erstwhile journalist knows there's always the chance she'll be picked off by German sharpshooters, although nothing in her imagination could prepare her for the trial-by-fire to come.

Only she understands why she volunteered for such "unwomanly warfare" and the secret reasons she joined a handful of female American spies destined to risk her gilded life on French soil. Yet former Vichy diplomat Henri Leblanc, code name Claude Foret, thinks he knows the answers.

As Catherine's missions grow more harrowing each day, and she fears she's fallen in love with a captured fellow agent, the German SS begin to close in on the world of Madame "Colette Durand" and her Résistance network embedded in coastal cities along the French Riviera—an exposure that could threaten the Allied victory itself.

And hanging in the air like a half-opened parachute is the life-or-death question: Who is the betrayer and who will be betrayed in this, their finest hour?

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning former broadcast journalist CIJI WARE once again displays her extraordinary talent for weaving historical fact into compelling fiction to produce novels so engaging that one reviewer warned of her work: "...do not start unless you want to be up all night."

"Thoroughly engaging" - BOOKLIST

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161217320
Publisher: Life Events Media LLC
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 581,924
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Ciji Ware is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, an Emmy-award-winning television producer, veteran print journalist, sought-after event speaker, and for two decades, a TV and radio host on the ABC and PBS stations in Los Angeles. With a BA from Harvard in History, she was the first woman graduate of Harvard College to serve as President of the Harvard Alumni Association, Worldwide.

Ware's numerous writing awards include: a Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence for Historical Fiction; a Silver Gavel from the American Bar Association for magazine journalism; a Dupont for TV writing and reporting; Romantic Times magazine's Best Historical Novel for Island of the Swans . Her novel set in 1906 San Francisco, A Race to Splendor was shortlisted for the 2012 WILLA (Cather) Literary Award. Landing By Moonlight is the first in a planned series of novels about American women secret agents operating in France in WW II.

Ware lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Internet Marketing executive, Tony Cook.

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