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“Book Review Friday”

It’s November. It’s cold. It’s time to curl up on the sofa with another good book.
Today’s book recommendation is another beautifully written story set during World War II time period. When I began this book I could not put it down. I fell in love with the characters and the sweet story that protruded from its pages.
Author, Cara Putman tells the beautiful tale of two individuals on two life journeys whose paths cross in her first book in the Cornhusker Dreams series, Canteen Dreams…

In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, Audrey Stone wants to help in the war effort. But what's a young schoolteacher from Nebraska to do? When her community starts a canteen at the train station, Audrey finds her place. She spends nearly every spare moment there, offering food and kindness to the soldiers passing through. Despite her busyness, Audrey does allow some time to get to know a handsome rancher. Willard Johnson worries about his brother who joined the navy to get off the ranch a…
"Book Review Friday"
1 Corinthians 13:4 "Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up."
Sarah Sundin's debut novel, A Distant Melody, is a must read!! I cannot stress it enough. Both men and women will be drawn into this beautifully written story page after page.

Here is the blurb from the back cover:

Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval--even marry a man she doesn't love.

Lt. Walter Novak--fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women--takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas.

Walt and Allie meet at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to begin a correspondence that will change their lives. As letters fly between Walt's muddy bomber base in England and Allie's mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commi…
Book Review Friday”
Psalm 123:1 “Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.”

The weekend has come upon us once more and I have another great book for you to curl up on the sofa with…

A good read for both men and women alike, “Dawn of a Thousand Nights” by Tricia Goyer, is the most historically correct World War II novel I’ve ever read!
I chose this book for today’s review because of its compelling story of tragedy, love, honor and faith. It is the 2nd book in Tricia Goyer’s World War II Liberator’s Series.
The story follows two pilots from the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor, through the brutal Bataan Death March, and concludes with the end of the war in 1945.
If you like World War II fighter planes, gripping tales of Prisoners of War, edge-of-your-seat combat, and a classic love story, this book is for you!

Check out Tricia Goyer’s new book, “The Memory Jar”.

Did You Know?
Approximately 10,000 gallons of flamethrower fuel was used each day by the United States wh…
“True American Heroes”

In my first interview with a World War II Navy veteran, I discovered a function of the military that is new to me.
While I have spent most of my time researching Army tactics, following certain Army companies and infantries, and, yes, even researching the Army Nurse Corps, I have yet to even begin looking into other branches of military.
When I first heard there was a man from our former church who served in World War II, my internal radar immediately went up! So what did I do? I got on the phone and started making calls. With much thanks to my mother and Aunt I was able to set up a place and time to meet up with this veteran. Little did I know what was in store for me. . . It was my understanding this war veteran was a ball turret gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress. However, upon my arrival I was informed my B-17 gunner was actually a Navy man—a turret gunner on a Grumman Avenger Torpedo plane. Immediately my mind started spinning. All my questions were based on the…
**Book Review Friday**
It’s the unofficial start to the weekend! Are you looking for a good book to read? Each Friday I will post a new review on novels I have recently read. Please be sure to check them out!

Today’s Book Review: “This Fine Life” byEva Marie Everson
Although not set during World War II, Eva Marie Everson does take you back in time to the 1960’s and into the lives of two people who are aristocratically polar opposites.
Mariette Putnam’s life after boarding school is being fashioned by the aspirations of her parents. Uncertain where she wants her own life to lead, she tries to find her own way. But before she can make up her mind, the handsome Thayne Scott sweeps her off her feet.
Knowing her parents would disapprove of her evolving relationship with Thayne, Mariette deceives her mother and father and elopes.
Broken relationships, blinded eyes, and harsh realities of life threaten the newlywed’s bond.
I’m sure you will receive a blessing as you walk through the pains of coars…