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The Rigel Affair by L M Hedrick
The Rigel Affair: Award-Winning Chilling WW2 Thriller Novel with Rip-Roaring Romance
Abandoned by his part-Cherokee Ma, Charlie Kincaid escapes servitude with his uncle. He jumps a boxcar, accompanied by his schoolmate Roxy, who is escaping troubles of her own. Charlie becomes a US Navy Diver.
Mattie Blanc is from a genteel New Zealand family. But when her brother’s friend persuades her to take a ride, it all goes horribly wrong. Desperate, she flees her family’s stifling expectations for a new life in Auckland.
After the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, Charlie sets sail for Auckland aboard the USS Rigel. And there she is, the girl of his dreams. Mattie is everything that Roxy isn’t– sophisticated, tender, and patient. But the war intervenes… Rigel embarks for the Pacific war zones.
Charlie’s letters are sporadic. Mattie is tormented by doubts; did he truly love her, or was it only a dream?
The Rigel Affair produces a rip-roaring wartime romance and chilling danger unknown to most.
★★★★★ “I love how the author explains in detail all of the main characters’ beginnings, interweaving the different stories to skilfully tie them together at the finish… I loved this book! 5-Stars!!” Anthony E. for Readers’ Favorite
★★★★★ “The Rigel Affair is very highly recommended for its blossoming adventure, relationships, and characters who grow, change, and confront their worlds.” Diane Donovan for Midwest Book Review
★★★★★ “Based on a true story, this World War II adventure is the American answer to All The Light We Cannot See. Impeccably written and researched, The Rigel Affair is a big tent book that will appeal to readers from all walks of life. Highly recommended!” Best Thrillers
★★★★★ “Hedrick is handing readers a perfect blend of Historical Fiction and Romance! 5-Stars” – Literary Titan
Global Library: WW2 Thriller Novel with Romantic Suspense, 20th Century Historical Romance, Action, Adventure Romance
About L. M. Hedrick: Lynette grew up listening to her mother Mattie’s stories about her WW2 love for US Navy Diver Charlie.
She used Mattie’s 30 letters from Charlie, and together with her insightful editor/advisor husband, Bud, they completed extensive research to give reality to The Rigel Affair.
Lynette has published multiple short stories for NZ magazines. Both Lynette and Bud have completed numerous Creative Writing courses at Auckland University.
Lynette is an accomplished expressionist Artist, with works sold internationally.
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