After the Fall

Diversion Publishing Corp.
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The author of Into the Storm presents an epic tale of courage, danger, and love, set in the Pacific at the dawn of World War II.
 
In late 1941, the Philippines is a haven for those intent on shedding their pasts and reinventing themselves. Lt. Riley Gilhouley—the Great Gilhouley—keeps the troops well stocked in contraband as he seeks the attention of Maj. Rosemary Dodd, a by-the-book officer who leads her nurses with expert care. Ex-priest John Macklin searches for absolution, but finds himself tangling with Glory Bee O’Halloran, a stripper hired to take off just enough clothing to throw the troops into a frenzy.
 
But when, mere hours after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese attack the Philippines, the island haven explodes into the chaos of battle—and amid stolen moments and secret missions, all their lives will be forever changed. . . .
 
Set in a besieged country waiting in vain for help to arrive, this stunning novel from a “master storyteller” offers a blend of riveting history and heartfelt emotion (Affaire de Coeur).
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Lisa Bingham is a self-described "write-aholic." If she had her way, she would spend most of her day spinning stories. But reality often intrudes in the form of ninth-grade English students, a rambunctious toddler, an adoring husband, and an ornery tabby cat.

Her life is busy—sometimes crazy—but she is also dedicated to the pursuit of power shopping (when funds permit) and finding the perfect piece of chocolate. She is eternally grateful to her critique group for their technical advice and support and those "retreats with the girls" that help to keep her sane.

Bingham is the youngest of three children and began writing in her teens. Her first book was published while she was in her mid-twenties and single. She credits her critique group with finding her husband—and consequently approving of their marriage.

Two years ago, she and her husband adopted their first child and she spends her days in pure bliss as a "mommy." Nevertheless, once naptime arrives, Bingham loves to while away the precious hours at the computer, writing about the love and laughter that every woman deserves in her life.
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Publisher
Diversion Publishing Corp.
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Published on
Aug 25, 2015
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Pages
370
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ISBN
9781626817104
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / 20th Century
Fiction / Women
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel, a moving novel of families separated and lives shattered by prejudice during one of the most shameful episodes in American history.
 
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