Synopsis & Book Info:
This sweeping debut novel, told through letters and alternating points of view, is ambitious and compelling. During the turmoil of WWII, three Chicago roommates discover that matters of the heart cannot be controlled or planned. Betty Cordell hopes to avoid her mother's mistakes by marrying well. Julia Renard rejects a prestigious fashion internship in order to be waiting for her fianceé when he comes home from the war. Liz Stephens begins to question her future as a professor and a politician's wife as she corresponds with a soldier who thinks she's Betty. Deft description and solid research take readers to the trenches in Europe, a field hospital in Dutch New Guinea, and the glittering lights of Chicago society. Though McMorris's flowery prose sometimes teeters on the edge of hokey, this novel will appeal to historical fiction fans hungry for a romance of the "Greatest Generation."
Paperback: 352 pages
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For more information on author Kristina McMorris, please visit her website.
I enjoyed this story as a whole, but there wasn't anything that really jumped off the page at me.
The characters were well-written and created. The story had many facets that kept it flowing nicely and interesting.
I especially appreciated the celebrity that was in the story. Though you will have to read it to find out who that was.
I appreciated Liz coming clean in the end, but I admit for most of the story I was wondering if she ever would. Then when she did, I felt the author could have done more with it.
So all-in-all it was a good, solid read. Just not something I will think of a month from now.
Recommend? To WWII era, romance lovers, yes!
~I received a copy from Pump Up Your Book. I was not compensated for my opinion.~