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L. M. Elliott

Biography

L. M. Elliott

L. M. Elliott is best known as the author of Under A War-Torn Sky, the story of a B-24 bomber pilot and the French Resistance. Now in its 13th reprinting, the novel was named a Notable Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC), a Jefferson Cup Honor Book for historical fiction, a Bank Street College Best Book, and winner of Borders’ Original Voices Award. It is included in middle school WWII curriculum in school curriculums across the nation. Its sequel, A Troubled Peace, in which pilot Henry Forester returns to post-war France to find the young Resistance boy who saved his life, is also a NCSS/CBC Notable. Her WWII trilogy is completed with the recently released companion book Across a War-Tossed Sea, which follows two young British evacuees as they escape Hitler’s vicious fire-bombing of London and face the challenges of trying to fit into the rowdy farm family of Henry’s hometown girlfriend, Patsy, to understand the racial segregation of Tidewater Virginia, and to endure Nazi POWs working the farm.

L. M. Elliott

Books by L. M. Elliott

by L. M. Elliott - Fiction, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+
It’s in the throes of a chaotic war that Peggy finds herself a central figure amid Loyalists and Patriots, spies and traitors, friends and family. When a flirtatious aide-de-camp, Alexander Hamilton, writes to Peggy asking for her help in wooing the earnest Eliza, Peggy finds herself unable to deny such an impassioned plea. A fast friendship forms between the two, but Alexander is caught in the same war as her father, and the danger to all their lives is real. Everything is a battlefield --- from the frontlines to their carefully coded letters --- but will Peggy’s bravery’s and intelligence be enough to keep them all safe?
by L. M. Elliott - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

The daughter of a wealthy family, Ginevra longs to share her poetry in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence but is trapped in an arranged marriage. The arrival of the Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists and philosophers. Bembo chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse and commissions a portrait of her by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the painter inspires an intimate connection between them. In a rich and vivid world of exquisite art with a dangerous underbelly of deadly political feuds, Ginevra faces many challenges to discover her voice and artistic companionship --- and to find love.