Annabelle McCormack’s debut novel, Windswept, is a beautifully written, well-researched nail biter. Focused on a rather underrepresented time and place in history, Palestine during WWI, we follow the story of Ginger Whitman, a nurse on the front lines. Ginger is committed to caring for the wounded and determined to help her country, but when she saves the life of a mysterious soldier hidden in her camp, she’s thrown into a web of lies and intrigue. Trusting the wrong person could prove to be a fatal mistake. With the arrival of a handsome British intelligence officer, Noah Benson, Ginger struggles to unravel the truth – before she loses her heart or her life.

This book checked all my boxes, from the fast-paced adventure, to the vivid setting, to the sexy romance. Five stars, and the sequel please!

About the Author:

Annabelle McCormack writes to bring under-explored periods of history to life. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University’s M.A. in Writing Program and a weekly contributor to the Inkitt Writer’s Blog. She lives in Maryland with her hilarious husband, where she serves as snack-bitch for her (lucky-they’re-cute) five children. Visit Annabelle’s website at, and purchase her book HERE.


I had the pleasure of chatting with Annabelle recently on the Author’s Cut. Have a listen!