Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Book Review - Small Town Girl by Ann H. Gabhart

Publisher's blurb: How long can two people stand on the brink of love without plunging in headfirst?

In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. The town practically vibrates with apprehension, as if it is holding its breath. But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh. As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart is silently breaking. And even the attentions of Jay Tanner, the handsome best man, can't draw her interest.

Then suddenly, Pearl Harbor changes everything and Kate finds herself drawn to Jay in surprising ways. Could she truly be in love with him? And if he enlists, will she ever see him again?

In her gentle and textured style, Ann H. Gabhart tells a timeless story of love, sacrifice, and longing that will grip your heart and stir your spirit. Fans of Gabhart's Angel Sister will love seeing Kate Merritt all grown-up, as well as other characters they have come to love.

My review: I loved this book. It was fun & light at times and then deep & thoughtful at others. I liked reading about how people dealt with the news of the war. How innocent and simple things seemed to be back then. Imagine falling in love with someone you have never even kissed, completely unheard of today. It makes me want to find a pen pal and get back to the artful task of handwriting letters. There is something so intimate about a handwritten letter, even though we pour our thoughts and daily tasks out for all to see on our blogs, Twitter or Facebook each day. Aside from the war, this book takes place in a time I wish I had lived in :) I would definitely recommend this book to others.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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