by Meredith Bond
As of this writing on 14th May, 2022, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for 80 days. The city of Mariupal has nearly fallen to the Russians, but there are still many women and children trapped in the Azovstal Steel plant which has been under constant bombardment for months. Luckily, the Red Cross and UN have been able to rescue a good number of the people trapped there—they emerged into the light of day for the first time in weeks. The Russian forces are now focusing most of their attacks in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions but the capital, Kyiv, and the city of Lviv, where a good number of refugees have fled, are still not safe from the occasional bombing.
Amidst all of this, over half of all Ukrainian children have been displaced from their homes. Thousands of people have had to flee for their lives, either to the west of Ukraine or out of the country all together.
The news is heartbreaking. There’s so little we can do. We feel helpless, doing what little we can to spread awareness and support.
Authors felt this way too, and so we got together to pool our resources and our stories. We have created an anthology with over 70 like-minded authors of historical romance. Sunflower Season is available now for pre-order. It will officially go on sale on June 7th.
All proceeds from the book will go humanitarian efforts in Ukraine—yes, that is ALL of the proceeds. Everything that goes into the creation of the book has been donated, and now we ask you please, to do your part.
Purchase a copy of the book. Enjoy over 70 short stories and novellas, each one a little slice of happiness that end with a happily ever after, and we will all hope that Ukraine gets its own happily ever after as well.
Here is the buy link: https://books2read.com/Sunflower-Season-For-Ukraine
Meredith Bond is an author who loves to travel the world. Through her books, she takes readers on a journey back in time to Regency England writing characters that “slip readily into your heart.” Don’t miss the first book of her Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society Series: A Hand for the Duke, available wherever you buy books online or on her website, https://meredithbond.com.