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Julia's Gifts by Ellen Gable

Finalist in the 2019 IAN Book Awards

Book 1 in the Great War Great Love series

As a young girl, Julia began buying gifts for her future spouse, a man whose likeness and personality she has conjured up in her mind, a man she calls her “beloved.” Soon after the United States enters the Great War, Julia impulsively volunteers as a medical aid worker, with no experience or training. Disheartened by the realities of war, will Julia abandon the pursuit of her beloved? Will her naïve ‘gift scheme’ distract her from recognizing her true “Great Love?” From Philadelphia to war-torn France, follow Julia as she transitions from unworldly young woman to compassionate volunteer.

“A sweet romance set amidst the carnage of World War I France, Julia’s Gifts is filled with fascinating historical detail and a reminder that love never fails and that miracles – great and small – happen all around us.” 


~ Carolyn Astfalk, contemporary

Catholic author

Fun fact

The author made gifts and wrote notes for her future husband when she was a teenager, which was the inspiration for this novel.

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Charlotte's Honor by Ellen Gable

Book 2 in the Great War - Great Love series

After receiving notification that her brother --and only relative -- is killed in action during the Great War, 21-year-old Charlotte Zielinski enlists as a medical volunteer. She eventually begins working in the death ward of the field hospital near Soissons, France, holding dying men's hands and singing them into eternity. Dr. Paul Kilgallen is a Canadian surgeon working at the field hospital. During a siege by the enemy, everyone evacuates except for Paul and Charlotte, who volunteer to remain in the basement of the chateau to care for the critically ill soldiers. Just when the war is coming to a close, Charlotte is surprised by two events that are destined to change her life forever.

“A charming story set in WW II France where love and faith endure through times of trial. Though Charlotte must face death every day, her commitment to kindness leads to hope and a new life.”


~A.K. Frailey, author of Last of Her Kind

Fun fact

The battle in this novel actually took place and the stationary hospital had to relocate.



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Ella's Promise by Ellen Gable

Finalist in the 2020 IAN Book Awards & Finalist in
the 2020 International Book Awards, Religious Fiction!

Book 3 in the Great War Great Love series


When she joins the war effort during the Great War, American nurse Ella Neumann doesn’t see allies or enemies. The daughter of German immigrants, all soldiers -- Allies or Axis -- are human beings in need of care. A promise to herself and a promise made to her by an enemy officer become the catalyst for the life she plans to lead after the war. But a handsome Canadian soldier may complicate her plans. In this third installment of the Great War - Great Love series, join Ella in a tale of promises, betrayal and unconditional love.

"...features secrets, espionage, courage, risks, and sacrifices. Crucial lessons are learned about patience, kindness, honesty, faith, and true love. Stakes are high, and the exciting climax is sure to satisfy! Fans of faith-filled historical romance won’t want to miss this one.” 


~Therese Heckenkamp, award-winning author

Fun fact

Americans born of German immigrants were often ridiculed during WW 1, like the main character in this novel.