Paperback, 193 pages
Published March 2018 by Covenant Communications
As WWII draws to a close, war widow Vera Larsen Trumbell knows all too well the sacrifices of those left on the home front. Working on her familyís farm has sustained Vera and her young children, but she now yearns for a sense of normalcy. The end of the war has been bittersweet for the Larsen clan, as they and the members of their small Wyoming town continue to pick up the pieces of their former lives.
Navigating the complexities of a postwar world, Vera and her family face the changing ideals swirling around them. From rising controversy surrounding womenís presence in the workplace to the townís cold reception of the newest member of the familyóa beautiful French freedom fighteróthe American dream of days gone by has been thrown off balance. Even Veraís own life is set spinning when, despite her better judgment, she feels a growing attraction for the brooding and mysterious local schoolteacher.
As the Larsen family and their neighbors tread on thorny territory, will the people of this small town find the strength to embrace an unfamiliar and extraordinary future?
My REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
The Larsen "clan" - mostly women - remaining at home in Wyoming,anxiously welcome the men home at the close of World War ll. The husband had come home earlier with a missing arm and a wound to the chest needing healing.
A son, Russell, and also Vera's husband, would not be returning. It had been two years since Vera had lost her husband and returned home to help on the farm. It had been long enough she was contemplating finding another husband to love, who would help raise her four children.
This is a gentle, yet effective, reminder of how the War affected those who had to struggle at home while their loved ones served in the military.
This is also a statement that the horrors of War has always existed to haunt those who witnessed unspeakable things for the rest of their lives. Only the love and support of those close to them could ease the pain.
Many unrecognized incidences are brought out in this very well-written historical fiction.
The individuals and scenes were well portrayed. However, the Title is well-chosen but the Cover Image does not truly depict the story content.
This still deserves a Five Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me, with no suggestion of a positive review. This is my honest review.
During her early years of reading, Ranee` S. Clark devoured fantasy books, which continued into her adulthood—since she often believes that a well-written romance novel is a delightful fantasy. Though raising three boys can sometimes hamper both romance with her own Mr. Charming and her writing, she tries to get a little of both in every day. And most of the time she succeeds.
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