Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Source: Review Copy from Author
TYPE OF NOVEL: non-Austenesque, Historical Fiction, WWII Romance
SETTING: Long Island, Manhattan, Florida, Alaska, Paris in the years 1942-43 and the summer 1992
- William “Ducky” Martel: A Jewish, Army Air Forces pilot who is socially conscience and a true gentleman.
- Elizabeth “Pistol” Renner: From an affluent family living on the Gold Coast of Long Island, Lizzy is a society debutante with a lively and effervescent personality.
- Juliana Martel: A young writer who has a difficult time believing in true love, thanks to her narcissistic mother and several unhappy relationships.
Juliana is bequeathed Primrose Cottage from a great-uncle she has never met. The house remains just as he left it in 1950 – undisturbed, forgotten, and lonely, and the man has not been seen since that time. Upon perusing her new home Juliana finds a mantle full of vintage photographs, an abandoned engagement ring, and a fragment of a destroyed letter. Juliana is overcome with curiosity to discover the story of great-uncle and learn what happened to him and his wartime sweetheart, Lizzy…