Their honor compels them to stand by their families. But can the ties of blood outlast the terrors of the Civil War?
New Orleans, March 1860. Jeremy Bennett is determined to help his wife locate her enslaved brother who escaped. But with unrest in the East and rumors of secession on Southerners’ lips, they’re forced to return home to San Francisco and safety. And though he hires a man to continue the search in their absence, Jeremy fears the coming conflict will make finding her lost kin impossible.
Washington Territory, April 1861. Jonathan Bennett can’t ignore his conscience. Firmly believing in the necessity of unification and the repugnance of slavery, he joins the Union Navy over his mother and father’s objections. But when his first assignment proves too boring for him, he requests a transfer… and comes face to face with death in the form of the Confederate ironclad, Merrimac.
With the chaos of war blocking his efforts to track down the missing runaway, Jeremy struggles to console his parents over his twin’s rash decisions. But as Jonathan convalesces at Fort Monroe, he may be about to make a discovery that will change the family forever.
Caught up in the terror of the Great Rebellion, will the brothers be separated by the grave or reunited by hope?
Intrepid Journey: Twists of Fate is the fourth book in the sweeping Intrepid Journey Bennett Family Saga historical fiction series. If you like thrilling adventures, seeing the past come alive, and shocking turns, then you’ll love Lilly Robbins Brock’s immersive story.
Dark secrets. Unforeseen entanglements. Lives hanging in the balance.
Washington Territory, 1858. Jeremy Bennett disappointed everyone when he refused his father’s invitation to join the family business. Deeply affected by the horror of his sisters’ kidnappings, he vows to help other victims, as a San Francisco private investigator. But when he and his partner take on a sinister slave trade, Jeremy makes mortal enemies of vicious men.
Robert Bennett thought fortune had finally shined on him. After unexpectedly reuniting with the love of his life while visiting his native England, he marries her and returns to America with hope for the future. But upon arrival, he discovers another woman is pregnant with his child.
Determined to best the callous human-traffickers, Jeremy must risk everything to bring an end to the brutal practice. And though Robert works hard to care for his unanticipated son, the boy’s mother expected they would wed. Now, both may find their choices could cost them the women they can’t live without.
Can the Bennetts fulfill their responsibilities and avoid paying a terrible price?
Intrepid Journey: A New Dawn is the third book in the riveting Intrepid Journey Bennett Family Saga historical series. If you like driven heroes, powerful dramas, and fiction blended with real-life events, then you’ll love Lilly Robbins Brock’s compelling tale.
A wayward journey. A war-torn frontier. Can she protect her family through tragedy to claim their paradise?
New York, 1855. Jane Bennett misses her husband terribly. But as war encroaches on land and cholera wreaks havoc on the next ship out of port, she fears that she may never see Thomas again. Caught between two evils, Jane fears the decision she makes could seal her family’s fate.
With her husband forced to protect their future home against raids, Jane must lead her children on a grueling voyage to lawless San Francisco. As their money runs low and the dangers of roving kidnappers grow with each passing day, the stranded mother has no choice but to find deep inner strength to keep the ones she loves alive.
In a land ravaged by conflict, can Jane and her family find the path to a loving future?
Perils in Paradise is the second book in the gripping Intrepid Journey historical fiction series. If you like strong characters, family struggles, and frontier romance, then you’ll love Lilly Robbins Brock’s tale of courage.
An untamed frontier. A family’s new start. To survive, they’ll need luck and they’ll need each other.
New York City, New York, 1835. Thomas Bennett never planned on living in the shadow of his in-laws. But when a devastating fire wipes out New York City and forces him and his wife, Jane, to leave, he’s willing to do anything to gain his independence. Years later when an opportunity opens up to travel to the dangerous but promising frontier of the Pacific Northwest, Thomas and his reluctant wife prepare for the journey.
Thomas and his brothers pave the way by booking passage on a steamship by way of South America, and Jane and the children are scheduled to follow twelve months later on the shorter Nicaragua route. But nothing could prepare them for such a long separation and the life-changing adventure. Then the outbreak of two wars threatens the timid Bennett family and prolongs their separation. They must rely on each other for the courage to carry on. But will their bond be enough to outlast the worst-case scenario of a dangerous journey and a lawless, unforgiving land?
Intrepid Journey: An Untamed Frontier is the first book of the Intrepid Journey series. If you like complex characters, lesser-known historical journeys, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love this action-packed journey west. It’s an exhilarating historical fiction novel.
Love, Marriage, Separation
A young couple’s marriage is interrupted by war. Their idyllic life is about to change. Will their love survive?
After Priscilla and Dean celebrated their first wedding anniversary in October 1941, the unimaginable happens. Pearl Harbor is attacked on December 7th. They know it’s only a matter of time before Dean is called to serve.
Victory on The Home Front is an insightful and heart-warming Memoir/Biography that shines a light on the women who contributed to the war effort during World War II.
If you like history and true-life stories, read Victory on The Home Front.
How does a soldier live with the inhumanity of war and survive to live in peace afterward? What came before in the lives of our defenders that allowed them to stand so strongly? Perhaps most importantly, what comes after as they strive to make new lives for themselves and their families?
Men like Philip Bishop may have the best answers. In Ever A Soldier, Lilly Robbins Brock chronicles Bishop’s life from his game-poaching youth to his decorated military career and beyond—to his impending hundredth birthday.
In her compassionate retelling of Bishop’s life and his twenty-year military career in unflinching yet human terms, Brock brings to center stage the persona of the soldier who helped the Greatest Generation achieve its rightful place in history.
Sometimes, the brightest of lights come from ordinary men.
Hans has a beautiful wife and child and a successful business living in an almost idyllic life in pre-WWII Germany. He thinks he has total control of his life and nothing can change that. Hans soon finds, with the onset of war, his world spins out of his control. He’s called to active military service in the infantry and becomes the sniper for company C. He soon learns his life is in danger from both friend and foe. In his absence, his family and business fall into peril.
As the war progresses, Hans begins to question the actions of the government. When he’s forced to witness the slaughter of men, women and children at the Plunda Work Camp, he realizes the country is run by monsters. In a surprise ending, Hans finds himself called upon to answer for the part he was forced to play in these atrocities.
Every veteran has a story. This is the life account of a World War II PT sailor whose love for the motor torpedo boat has lasted over seventy years. When the eighteen-year-old Oklahoman stepped onto the deck of the PT boat for the first time in 1944, his life was forever entwined with the PT boat.
This is also the story of the rescue of PT-658 when a group of silver-haired Navy veterans set out to find and restore a surviving motor torpedo boat. When they found PT-658, she was half sunk and rotting in an estuary of San Francisco Bay. Through the efforts of this PT sailor and other veteran sailors and volunteers, the grand lady is back. PT-658 is the only fully operational World War II PT boat remaining in the world.
What better way is there to show those you care about than presenting them with a gift made personally by you? The answer is the gift of food prepared with love and affection. Food Gifts Recipes From Nature’s Bounty is sure to become your go-to book, and you’ll not only be prepared for the expected occasions, but the unexpected occasions as well.
The garden, orchard and berry patches are bountiful resources for your edible food gifts. The recipes in this book have been selected with these resources in mind. You’ll find an array of easy and delicious food gift ideas including enticing baked items and small indulgences, jams, jellies, chutneys, condiments, infused sugars and salts, spirits and much more. With this book as your guide, you will be able to make edible gift creations to share with people you care about as well as tips on how to package and present them. Then, be ready to watch them smile.