Today, Sentimental Journey's author, arrive to Corazones Literarios to share with us her thoughts about they background and insparing women's tale of her book. Wellcome, Barbara to the blog.
World War II. Those three words conjure up a thousand images of brave soldiers and sailors far from home as they fought to save the world. We know all about D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, of the horrific Bataan Death March, about bomber pilots and pinup girls and the dreams of the girls back home who were maintaining the home front.
The home front. Three words that conjure up . . . what exactly? How much do you know about life in America during the War? We were never invaded or bombed like our British and European allies but despite our good fortune, the war definitely changed our way of life forever.
Sentimental Journey, Book 1 in my Home Front series, tells the story of the Wilson women, mother Dorothy, and her daughters Catherine and Nancy, as they find themselves adjusting to a life they’d never imagined . . . and praying the men they love will come home soon.
You’ve heard about Rosie the Riveter? My mother was one. She worked assembling airplanes along with thousands of other young women who were suddenly in the work place earning money and gaining independence.
The History Channel has some wonderful resources you might enjoy. HERE
I hope this peek into our past inspires you to pick up a copy of Sentimental Journey and follow the lives and loves of the Wilson women whose story continues in Stranger in Paradise.
Thanks so much for inviting me to share my stories. Happy reading!
Thank you for passing by. We all can agreed that War time are heartbraking. This thing passed long time ago, and even so we still watching those kinds of thing around the world. I can't even imagine how hard could be for women to wait and hope that their love ones are arrieved home save and sound. Thanks for sharing this story with us.
And you my beloved reader, keep reading to know more about Barbara novel.
Series: Home Front#1
Genre: World War 2 Romance
Publish: October 15, 2014 by Free Spirit Press
Cover Artist: Tammy Seidick
Before they became The Greatest Generation, they were young men and women in love . . .
It's June 1943. From New York to California, families gather to send their sons and husbands, friends and lovers off to war. The attack on Pearl Harbor seems a long time ago as America begins to understand that their boys won't be home any time soon.
In Forest Hills, New York City, twenty-year-old Catherine Wilson knows all about waiting. She's been in love with boy-next-door Doug Weaver since childhood, and if the war hadn't started when it did, she would be married and maybe starting a family, not sitting at the window of her girlhood bedroom, waiting for her life to begin.
But then a telegram from the War Department arrives, shattering her dreams of a life like the one her mother treasures.
Weeks drift into months as she struggles to find her way. An exchange of letters with Johnny Danza, a young soldier in her father's platoon, starts off as a patriotic gesture, but soon becomes a long-distance friendship that grows more important to her with every day that passes.
The last thing Catherine expects is to open her front door on Christmas Eve to find Johnny lying unconscious on the Wilsons' welcome mat with a heart filled with new dreams that are hers for the taking.
"This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."
--Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Read a Sneak Peek HERE
About the Author
A full-fledged Baby Boomer, Barbara Bretton grew up in New York City during the Post-World War II 1950s with the music of the Big Bands as the soundtrack to her childhood. Her father and grandfather served in the navy during the war. Her uncles served in the army. None of them shared their stories.
But her mother, who had enjoyed a brief stint as Rosie the Riveter, brought the era to life with tales of the Home Front that were better than any fairy tale. It wasn’t until much later that Barbara learned the rest of the story about the fiancé who had been lost in the war, sending her mother down a different path that ultimately led to a second chance at love . . . and to the daughter who would one day tell a little part of that story.
There is always one book that’s very special to an author, one book or series that lives deep inside her heart. SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY and STRANGER IN PARADISE, books 1 and 2 of the Home Front series, are Barbara’s. She hopes they’ll find a place in your heart too.
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