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Linda Shenton Matchett

Author Bio:

I was born in Baltimore, MD but spent my "growing up" years in New Jersey. During my junior year of high school, my family moved back to Maryland where I met my best friend and future husband, Wes. We lived in Northern Virginia for nearly twenty years where I worked for some of the high-tech "beltway bandits." Shortly after 9/11, we left the "rat race" to move to central New Hampshire and operate a bed and breakfast. That chapter of our life has recently closed, and I'm now the Front of House and Catering Manager for a local boarding school.

I grew up in a Christian home and came to know Jesus at a young age, thanks to Vacation Bible School. Unfortunately, I make mistakes along the way. But God is forgiving, and I rest in that fact every day.

The beauty of God's creation awes me and I love to spend as much time as I can outside - hiking, kayaking, snow-shoeing, tubing or just plain walking. I even enjoy mowing the lawn! I'm also a voracious reader - there's usually a stack or two of books ready and waiting on the night stand. Music is also a passion and I'm blessed to be part my church choir. I am a volunteer docent at the Wright World War II Museum. I am a member of ACFW and Sisters in Crime.

In addition to my own blog, I am part of a group blog, StitchesThruTime.

Books by Author

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The Widow & The War Correspondent

Are a new life and new love possible in a country devastated by war? Barely married before she’s widowed after Pearl Harbor three years ago, journalist Cora Strealer travels to England where she’s assigned to work with United Press’s top reporter who thinks the last place for a woman is on the…

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The Mechanic & The MD

All’s fair in love and war. Or so they say. High school and college were a nightmare for Doris Strealer and being an adult isn’t much better. Men won’t date a woman of her height, and they don’t understand her desire to repair car engines rather than work as a nurse or a teacher. When her father’s…

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Spies & Sweethearts: A WWII Romance

A secret mission. A fake bride. A run for their lives. According to the OSS training manual, the life expectancy of a radio operator in Nazi-occupied France is six weeks. Partnered with one of the agency’s top spies, Gerard Lucas, newly-minted agent Emily Strealer plans to beat those odds. Then their…

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A Love Not Forgotten

Allison White should be thrilled about her upcoming wedding. The problem? She’s still in love with her fiancé, Chaz, who was declared dead after being shot down over Germany in 1944. Can she put the past behind her and settle down to married life with the kindhearted man who loves her? It’s been…

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Under Cover

In the year since arriving in London, journalist Ruth Brown has put a face on the war for her readers at home in the U.S. Thus far, juggling her career and her relationship with Detective Inspector Trevor Gelson hasn't proven too challenging. The war gets personal for Ruth when her friend Amelia is…

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Under Ground

It’s been six months since Ruth Brown followed clues to England and discovered the identity of her sister’s killer. War continues to rage as Ruth reports on food shortages, the black market, evacuation of London’s children, and the bravery of the British people. When a bombing raid destroys her…

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Love's Allegiance

With most U.S. boys fighting for Uncle Sam in far off countries, Rochelle Addams has given up hope for a wedding in her future. Then she receives an intriguing offer from a distant relative to consider a marriage of convenience. Conscientious objector Irwin Terrell is looking forward to his assignment…

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Love's Belief

Midwife Pia Hertz and her mother Sabine have been delivering babies long before the Nazis came to power. Now, the Third Reich has implemented mandates that require Jewish babies and other “undesirables” to be killed as part of The Final Solution. Is Pia’s new faith in Christ strong enough to defy…

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Love's Rescue

A prostitute, a spy, and the liberation of Paris. Sold by her parents to settle a debt, Rolande Bisset is forced into prostitution. Years later, shunned by her family and most of society, it’s the only way she knows how to subsist. When the Germans overrun Paris, she decides she’s had enough of…

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Murder of Convenience

May 1942: Geneva Alexander flees Philadelphia and joins the USO to escape the engagement her parents have arranged for her, only to wind up as the number one suspect in her betrothed’s murder investigation. Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, she must find the real killer before she loses her sight…or…

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The Hope of Christmas

Picking a Bride for Paul When Teddy Love’s neighbor and best friend breaks his leg, she pitches in to do whatever she can to help him on his farm. But when he enlists her aid in finding a wife, she comes to realize she has feelings for him. Paul Baker follows his mother’s wishes by looking for a…

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Under Fire

Set in April 1942, Under Fire tells the story of Ruth Brown whose missing sister Jane is declared dead. Convinced her sister is still alive, Ruth follows clues from their small New Hampshire town to war-torn London trying to find her. Discovering that Jane has been murdered results in a faith crisis…

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On The Rails: A Harvey Girl Story

Warren, Ohio, 1910: Katherine Newman loves being a teacher, but she loves Henry Jorgensen more, which is why she’s willing to give up her job to marry him. But instead of proposing, Henry breaks up with her. Devastated, Katherine seeks to escape the probing eyes and wagging tongues of her small town.…

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Love Found in Sherwood Forest: A Second Chance at Love

Award-winning Broadway actress Leighanne Webster has it all until an on-stage panic attack brings her career crashing to the ground. Returning to England to help produce the annual Robin Hood Festival play could be the diversion Leighanne needs. But with ex-fiance, Jamison Blake, as the play’s director,…

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Love's Harvest

Noreen Hirsch loses everything, including her husband and two sons. Then her adopted country goes to war with her homeland. Has God abandoned her? Rosa Hirsch barely adjusts to being a bride before she is widowed. She gives up her citizenship to accompany her mother-in-law to her home country. Can Rosa…

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