"Small Town Girl," by Ann H. Gabhart
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.
What a lovely book this was. Easy to read and it hooked you right away. The way Ann describes the town and the people make it easy to imagine you being there with them. It's a book where you have people wishing for more than what they can or will have; just like in real life.
You want Kate and Jay to fall in love and live happily ever after, but as in the real world obstacles get in the way. It also brings into play that what happens to you in your childhood can and will affect your whole life and attitude.
Stars out of 5 : 5 I really liked this book and would recommend you either buy it or borrow it from your local library.
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