The Spies of WWII Romantic Suspense Series

The Spies of WWII series
From the stories of my mama to the rumors of a friend 
who was a civilian spy
comes the novels of The Spies of WWII. 

Based on these stories and rumors, Brown developed 

With Music in Their Hearts

a romantic suspense

About the book:

 Angry at being rejected for military service, Minister Tyrell Walker accepts the call to serve as a civilian spy within his own country. Across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio, a spy working for a foreign country is stealing secret plans for newly developed ammunition to be used in the war. According to his FBI cousin, this spy favors pink stationery giving strong indications that a woman is involved. 

He’s instructed to obtain a room in the Rayner Boarding House run by the lovely, spunky red-haired Emma Jaine Rayner. Sparks of jealousy and love fly between them immediately even as they battle suspicions that one or the other is not on the up and up.
While Tyrell searches for the murdering spy who reaches even into the boarding home, Emma Jaine struggles with an annoying renter, a worried father (who could be involved in this spy thing), and two younger sisters who are very different but just as strong willed as she is.

As Tyrell works to keep his double life a secret and locate the traitor, he refuses to believe that Emma Jaine could be involved even when he sees a red-haired woman in the arms of another man. Could the handsome and svelte banker who’s also determined to win Emma Jaine’s hand for marriage, be the dangerous man he’s looking for? Is the trouble-making renter who hassles Emma Jaine serving as a flunky? Worse, is Papa Rayner so worried about his finances and keeping his girls in the style they’re used to, 
that he’ll stoop to espionage?

Will their love survive 
the danger and personal issues that arise to hinder 
the path of true love?


(in print or kindle)

What Readers are saying:

Carole Brown has hit it out of the park with this historical mystery, thriller. The reader will weep, cheer, and sigh throughout the well-crafted and suspenseful novel. Congrats, Carole Brown on another spectacular book. I only wish I could give it a grade higher than five stars!
~~Linda Wood Rondeau
Author of A Father’s Prayer (aka A Christmas Prayer…2014 Selah and Carol Awards finalist,
and The Other Side of Darkness (2012 Selah Award for debut author). 

Nobody can write a scene like Carole Brown. Read her books. But you might want to grab something, like the back of a chair, lest her writing knock your socks off.
~~Molly Noble Bull, Award winning Author of Gatehaven, a scary Christian Gothic historical, and her upcoming western romance, When the Cowboy Rides Away.

A dab of romance, a cozy who-done-it, and a detective story with a satisfying ending—clean and riveting, a pure delight to read.
—Lorilyn Roberts, best selling author

Something’s wrong at the Rayner Boarding house, and Tyrell Walker is assigned by the US State Department to find out what it is. With Music in Their Hearts, a World War II cozy spy thriller by Carole Brown, will have you on the edge of your seats as Reverend Walker, also secret agent for the FBI, tries to find out who is betraying their country. With a crazy list of suspects that include three attractive red-headed sisters who turn Tyrell’s world upside down, the fun and intrigue will keep you guessing. 
---Tamera Lynn Kraft, author of A Christmas Promise and Soldier’s Heart

This suspenseful story authentically captures the flavor of the 40's--I almost expected Humphrey Bogart to step out of the pages, and the heartwarming characterization of the sisters and the boardinghouse denizens was excellently done. Bravo, Carole Brown!
--Laurie Kingery, award winning author of historical novels from Harlequin Love Inspired

You can count on Carole Brown to deliver a fast-paced story with characters you'll remember long after you close the book. 
--Mary Ellis, author of The Lady and the Officer

This is a cozy mystery filled with characters from all walks of life. For the person who enjoys historical fiction, with romance and mystery, I would recommend this book. It's well written, entertaining, and will keep you reading from page one.
--Barbara Derksen, multipublished author of suspenseful novels

~~ ~~ A Flute in the Willows ~~ ~~
Book TWO

COMING in 2016!

A Flute in the Willows
A 90,000 word historical romantic suspense novel

Serving as a spy in the middle of Germany, Jerry’s prepared for the risks involved until the sister of a high ranking official falls in love with him. That would be fine except he has a lovely young wife back home that he adores. Besides all he really wants is to find the list of names he came for, and if using Vanda to get it is what’s required then he’s willing to pay the price.

Until she’s killed helping him escape, and he’s shot and almost dies from the infection. Faced with the life as a cripple, Jerry’s bitter and angry at the world and God, and guilt ridden to have enjoyed Vanda’s attention so much. He shouldn’t have encouraged her, should have been honest with her, but he wasn’t. He didn’t betray his country, but the harm from betraying his own morals and even more so, Josie’s trust—if she knew—is more than he can endure.

Watching Josie, his wife’s desire to succeed as the world’s greatest female ice skater, Jerry shoves away Josie’s concern and love determined to give her a chance to leave him, a damaged husband. But when her life is threatened by Vanda’s brother who enters the United States with the goal of making him pay both for his spying theft and the death of his sister, Jerry realizes he can’t stand by and do nothing. Once again, Jerry has to risk all—only this time it’s for the very soul and life of himself—Josie. 

Josie Rayner Patterson has two loves—her skating and Jerry, her husband. But when he returns home looking like a skeleton trying to return to life, she’s scared. What happened in Germany to change a man so much? Was he tortured? Has she lost his love? She knows he was injured—the crippled leg proves it, but he refuses to sleep with her, to talk with her, to share with her. 
He’s a stranger in their home.

Only her skating helps her keep her sane fighting her own demons. Always rebellious at the restricted life she’d grown up in, she develops a greater taste for the liquor that dulls her troubled soul and climbs higher and higher
 to the peak of success she craves. 

Until the night she makes a fatal mistake in the skating competition all because of too many drinks beforehand. She suffers a broken ankle, so damaged it will never heal strong enough for the tough practicing she has to do to become professional. Josie is wild with grief and angry at life itself. 
How could the God her family serves do this to her? 
She’s lost her two loves and has nothing left to live for.

When her brother-in-law, Tyrell Walker, minister and husband to her sister, Emma Jaine, invites her to play her long-forgotten flute in a morning service, she is shocked and touched by the heartfelt responses her rendition produces. Josie turns to her flute for solace and little realizes that her music is not only healing her own heart, but touching Jerry’s deep buried feelings too.

And when she joins her husband in finding and bringing down the person trying to wreck what little they have of life, she’s determined to do all she can. If flirting with Winifried Rhoderick is what it takes, she’ll do it.

These two damaged, rebellious people learn the hard way that leaning on God instead of their own selves and abilities is the only true way to love and happiness. 


With a degree in Christian Education, and a former elementary teacher and secretary, Carole Brown didn’t seriously begin writing until after her sons were grown. She and her husband have traveled extensively throughout the country ministering and counseling, and along with their sons, have experienced many exciting and wonderful opportunities.
But once she picked up her "writing pen," it didn’t take her long to regain the passion for writing she'd secretly felt for years.

Carole is represented by Diana Flegal of Hartline Literary. 

Besides her writing, Carole and her husband, Dan, are involved--as much as possible--in enjoying and sharing in the lives of their three grandsons: Blake, Wesley, and Jonathan.

Carole is a member of the 
  • American Christian Fiction Writers, 
  • Coordinator and secretary for the Ohio ACFW Chapter, 
  • Co-participator of the Word Sharpeners web page.
  • Participator for the prolific writer's group: Stitches Through Time
  • and encourages newbie authors in the writing group, Circle of Pens, she created.

She also enjoys the fellowship with other writing groups across the country.

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