Navigating the complexities of a postwar world, Vera and her family face the changing ideals swirling around them. From rising controversy surrounding women's presence in the workplace to the town's cold reception of the newest member of the family—a beautiful French freedom fighter—the American dream of days gone by has been thrown off balance. Even Vera's 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?
Oh, I love historical fiction and I especially love reading about the WWII era. I think it's because my grandparents were in the heart of it living in England and I have stories from them that link my heart to that time through them.
This story takes place in the aftermath of WWII. It follows a family in small town Wyoming, trying to put lives that have forever changed, back together again. Each sibling in the Larsen family is trying to forge their own path into a changed world. They are dealing with slightly different struggles, but also carry the burden of some of the same struggles as members of the same family. The author did a grand job of making me feel like I knew these characters and was a part of their lives.
I loved the sweet and gentle nature of this book. The story wrapped itself around me and just felt so good. I really loved it. It had a feel similar to "The Waltons" or "Little House on the Prairie". I'm sure I just dated myself there (I watched reruns of those!) but there it is. 😊
- I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.
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