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Danny’s Top Secret War Effort

December 21, 2019

The shift in lifestyle at the beginning of World War II was abundant. People were growing Victory Gardens to survive. Japanese-Americans were being sent away. Rations left people hungry and desperate. Men went off to war. Women did the work of men. And children, specifically teenagers, stepped up. To help build the armaments necessary to … Continue reading Danny’s Top Secret War Effort

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Danny & Ito’s Throwing Knives Continue Serving Them in The Blade, The Blood, The Bigotry

December 03, 2019

For Danny, a hobby that he learned to do during the Great Depression became a business, and in The Blade, The Blood, The Bigotry, his hobby turned into something that could save the lives of others. It began like this: ‘“Jake! Dead-Eye Jake!” gasped Danny. “It’s Captain Jacobs, now.” Danny was stunned. He couldn’t imagine … Continue reading Danny & Ito’s Throwing Knives Continue Serving Them in The Blade, The Blood, The Bigotry

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“Honed Virtue caught my interest right from the start. I loved the interaction… Back in the 1930s, things were tough and kids had to grow up fast. The closeness of the two families was very natural and ethnic backgrounds did not matter. They learned from each other. We should have more of that in this day and age… …very entertaining and kept my Interest… enticed me to want to read the next book to find out what will happen… Two thumbs. It was refreshing and delightful.”

-Barbara Kaufhold Licensed Massage Therapist

5 Stars - Wonderful Insight into Growing Up During The Great Depression. I so enjoyed this book! The story of this young man growing up in rural Oregon during the Great Depression was absolutely spot-on. It echoed my family’s oral tradition as well as stories from my own youth.The story is so well told that I became totally invested in it by the end of the first chapter. It was such a page-turner that I made myself take breaks so that I could savor the story. I can’t wait to read the rest of this young man’s story along with Ito and his other friends. The next book in the series can’t come quickly enough for me. This author’s writing style is very easy to absorb. His segues into the background of the other characters feels seamless. The characters, their emotions and their conversations ring absolutely correct. This book will be in my permanent ‘Keepers’ collection. I will be reading all of this author’s work.”

-Janet R. Graham Water Quality Control Analyst