Spring, 1941: Europe’s troubles were far away and not of concern to Martha Watkins. The United States was neutral, and the last war had claimed enough American lives. If war did come, Martha declared, she would never settle down with a soldier. “I’m not interested in anyone enlisting to go off to war.”Clarissa Wilding paled at the thought. “James will be of age soon. Knowing him, he would enlist, just so he could fly a plane.”Then came the day that would live in infamy, and the call to duty threatens to tear all their hopes of happiness apart.
my point of view:
I am thrilled to bring you this amazing historical story by Jan Cline. While I will be the first to admit, WWII is not among my favorite genre’s for historical fiction – this one certainly touched my heart. This is a time period that my grandparents spoke of very little, the tragic happenings in my own family were too much to talk about in everyday life, so I truly did not have much of a background to rely on other than history books. This story made the time and people come to life for me. The struggles that every American when through were many, from the young to the old, and being taken on this very personal journey by Jan will stay with me forever.
Martha is a character that knows her own mind and does not want to be forced out of her own opinions, but the times are “a changing” and she learns the difficult lesson that sometimes she just needs to follow her heart as God leads the way. Clark is an extremely engaging hero, he stole my heart the moment he fainted…lol…you will have to read the story to get the full understanding! Seeing the Wilding family again from the first two stories in the series is wonderful, and Jimmy has grown into quite the young man. You will certainly enjoy his pivotal role in this book! Getting a small glimpse in the struggles of the Japanese Americans at his time period in history is riveting as well.
I promise you will not be disappointed in this amazing look into the American history of World War II. I sincerely encourage you to read for yourselves, and if you want to see about the previous two books, well, i have reviewed them previously on this blog as well, take a look here:
I write Historical fiction from events in American History and the lives of those who lived in our nation’s past. My debut novel is Emancipated Heart, a story about a family living in a Japanese American internment camp during WWII. My passion for history started when, as a kid, my father would stop at every roadside historical marker and every small town museum as we traveled on vacations. And my love of writing makes a good combination for great stories.
My latest publications is the American Dreams series set in the Great Depression era through WWII. Follow the Wildings and their friends and family as they maneuver through the trials of American’s difficult periods.
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