Words have always been comfort food for Gail Kittleson. After instructing expository writing and English as a Second Language, she began writing memoir. Now, intrigued by the World War II era, Gail creates women’s historical fiction from her northern Iowa home and also facilitates writing workshops/retreats.
She and her husband, a retired Army chaplain, enjoy their grandchildren and in winter, Arizona’s Mogollon Rim Country. You can count on Gail’s heroines to ask honest questions, act with integrity, grow in faith, and face hardships with spunk.
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Women of the Heartland
Riding in the backs of Army trucks across North Africa, throughout the Sicily campaign, up the boot of Italy, and northward through France into Germany, Dorothy Woebbeking served as a surgical nurse with the 11th Evacuation Hospital.
During World War II, US Army nurses worked and slept in tents through horrific weather, endured enemy fire, and even the disdain of their own superior officers, who believed women had no place in war. But Dorothy and her comrades persevered, and their skills and upbeat attitude made a huge difference in the lives of thousands of wounded soldiers.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Well-researched and gritty; the horrors of war are not sanitized, but in the end, hope, home, and justice have the final say.
– 5-Star Amazon.com Customer Review
Also by Gail Kittleson
In Times Like These
December 7, 1941 – The Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on the U.S. base at Pearl Harbor. The following day the United State declared war on the Empire of Japan. In Iowa, best friends Addie and Kate are embroiled in their own private wars. Kate’s pilot husband has gone Missing in Action, and Addie’s overbearing and controlling husband vents his rage on her. Somehow, these heroic Women of the Heartland must find a way to overcome the adversities of the war without, and the war within.
All for the Cause
On April 9, 1942, Japanese artillery and aircraft, under the command of Lieutenant General Masaharu Homma, began bombardment of Corregidor. Just prior to midnight on May 5, the Japanese landed at Corregidor’s North Point. By noon the following day, Homma’s assault force reached the base of Malinta Hill, the final defensive position of United States and Filipino forces.
A Purpose True
Secret Operations Executive (SOE) agent Kate Isaacs is tasked with providing essential radio communications with the Allies, while her guide, Domingo Ibarra, a Basque shepherd-turned-Resistance fighter, dedicates himself to avenging the destruction of his home and family.
Kiss Me Once Again
No one ever accused Glenora Carson of being a breathtaking beauty. Her talk, gangly figure and angular face are more solid midwestern stock than Hollywood glamour. But Joe liked her. He even told her, “You’re the one for me.” He gave her a locket with his picture inside, to remind her of him while he was away, serving his country on the U.S.S. Arizona.