HOPE AT DAWN[OF LOVE AND WAR #1]by Stacy Henrie
LOVE IS THE INSPIRATION With her brothers away fighting the Great War overseas, Livy Campbell desperately wants to help her family. Her chance comes when she meets a handsome stranger who lands her a job as a teacher in a place far from her parents’ farm. But the war casts a long shadow over the German-American town that Livy now calls home-and the darkness will test everything she thought she knew about family and love . . .
More than anything, Friedrick Wagner wants to be part of his adopted country’s struggle for peace. But when the bitter animosity between Germans and Americans soon turns citizens against newcomers, friend against friend, he will do whatever it takes to protect Livy from the hysteria that grips their town. As tragedy-and dark secrets from the past-threaten their future,
Friedrick and Livy have one chance to stand up for what’s right . . .
and one chance to fight for their love.
*Pages: pb/kindle 384 pgsPublished: June 24.2014Publisher: Forever [Grand Central Publishing]*My Thoughts?~Captured by the evocative cover, I was pleased to discover content offered as captivating a story.
March 1918, we meet Livy waiting to celebrate her 20th birthday at the town dance.The promised date with her boyfriend, Robert, never materializes. And Livy has good reason to know why. A soldier, returned wounded from the Great War, chooses the company of alcoholover her and their anticipated future. So when a handsome young man notices her tears and takes the opportunity to invite Livy to the dancefloor, she decides against her original regrets and allows him to escort her to the floor.Thus begins the enchanting story of Hope at Dawn. *Through this meeting with Friedrick, Livy has a teaching job connection and independence in a new community. When government laws are introduced that jeopardize the German American inhabitants of that community, the fragility of life and relationships come to the fore. A horrifying and unknown component of the cost of war as Ms Henrie so aptly describes this aspect of the American homefront.*The entire story is gripping with romantic tension, wartime realities, and social injustices.First in the series Of Love and War, readers are introduced to the Campbell family members via Livy’s story. We are made aware of two brothers away on the warfront, one of whom features in book 2, Hope Rising based in WWI France, and due to release December 2014.Book 3, A Hope Remembered, to release March 2015.*I am anticipating more exquisite reading, having completed this beautifully written first entryOf Love and War. Hope at Dawn has certainly lived up to its theme.I full heartedly recommend Stacy Henrie’s series to wartime romance fans everywhere.A story and characters you’ll remember long after you’ve reached ‘The End‘ …*
Stacy loves reading, romantic movies, and most of all, laughing with her husband and three kids. She appreciates the chance to live out history through her characters, while enjoying all the modern conveniences of life in the 21st century. Stacy is a road trip enthusiast and a novice interior decorator besides writing fantastic novels.
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