Anyone who has read this blog with regularity knows that WWII is my favorite era to read and write about. I enjoy Cara Putnam's books, so was thrilled when I found her Canteen Dreams. Here is the blurb for this first in the series:
In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, Nebraska schoolteacher Audrey Stone wants to support the war effort any way she can. When her community starts a canteen at the train station, Audrey spends nearly every spare moment there, offering food and kindness to the soldiers passing through. She never expected to fall for a local boy or face the challenges of budding love in the face of war.
Rancher Willard Johnson admires Audrey's passionate nature, but when his brother is killed in action, he feels he must avenge by enlisting himself. His father insists he stay, but Willard knows he must go. Reality intrudes, and he never expected the jealousy he experiences when he sees those in uniform.
Can Willard's budding relationship with Audrey weather the storms of war? Or will one of the other soldiers at the canteen steal her heart?
Purchase link: www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUELL4X
Linda Shenton Matchett is an author, journalist, blogger, and history geek. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, a stone's throw from Fort McHenry, she has lived in historic places all her life. She is a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII and a trustee for her local public library. Linda has written numerous historic romances and mysteries. To find out more about her visit www.LindaShentonMatchett.com. Receive a free ebook: Devotions from a Writer when you sign up for her newsletter.