Welcome to The 1940s Experience where living historian and novelist Cat T. Gardiner
travels with you to wartime America and beyond in her evocative WWII-era epic novels.
Cat's WW2-era debut novel, A Moment Forever, was a
2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award Romance Finalist.
She is currently wrapping up the two-volume Flying with the Swallows adventure:
The Lisbon Affair, Volume One and Rendezvous in Berlin, Volume Two, set to publish April 2024.
Between writing and WWII home front reenacting,
Cat takes her readers on a forties journey here at The 1940s Experience blog and gallery.
Award Winning Novel
"In my lifetime of reading there have only been a few stories that have stayed with me, where the characters lived on after I closed the book - this is one of them."
Time & Again Antique Shop Series
"Ms Gardiner is one of the most talented authors out there. I challenge you to dislike this book because I know it is not possible. She is truly gifted in sharing hope and love. Magical!"
Undercover - An Austen Noir
"I have read and given all of Cat’s other books 5 stars…she writes the tone, the language, the culture and the political atmosphere of the 1950's here so well. I kept hearing Humphrey Bogart’s and Lauren Bacall’s voices in my head. I highly recommend this book."