Will a world at war destroy a second chance at love?
Estelle Johnson promises to wait for Aubry DeLuca to return from war, but then she receives word of his debilitating injuries. Does she have the strength to stand by him during his hour of need?
Aubry DeLuca storms the beaches of Normandy, then wakes up in a hospital, his eyes heavily bandaged. Will the only woman he’s ever loved welcome him home or is he destined to go through life blind and alone?
This was a sweet love story. It is a story of what war can do to both the ones fighting and the ones at home waiting on their loved ones to come home. There was one character that wasn’t very nice at all and we really never learn why but she does change in the end. This is a tale of a librarian and a solider who comes home damaged from the war. I really enjoyed this story. I liked this author’s other books also. I thought this book was written in a different style than her other books and it seemed I liked this style better. Maybe because it was shorter, I really don’t know but I recommend this book to readers who enjoyed clean love stories. The main characters in this book are Christians but like us doubt God at times. This book keeps you guessing as to whether the main characters end up together or not and if you want to know, then you are just going to have to read the book for yourself. You know you don’t want me to tell you, what fun would that be because you know reading and finding out your self is the fun part.
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About the Author
Linda Shenton Matchett writes about ordinary people who did extraordinary things in days gone by. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she was born a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry (of Star-Spangled Banner fame) and has lived in historical places all her life. She is a volunteer docent and archivist at the Wright Museum of WWII and a former trustee for her local public library. She now lives in central New Hampshire where she explores the history of this great state and immerses herself in the imaginary worlds created by other authors.
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Dear lovely readers,
I was thrilled to be asked to participate in Thanksgiving Books & Blessing Collection Five because Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. When I was growing up, no matter where we lived (and we lived a lot of places thanks to my dad’s job!), my parents would bundle all of us into the car and we’d make the trip to my maternal grandparent’s house in Maryland; the tiny town of Burtonsville to be exact. Cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, with the occasional “honorary family member” (anyone who had nowhere to spend the holiday) would gather.
The adults ate at a HUGE table in the dining room, and the kids were relegated to card tables in the living room. My grandmother and great aunt must have prepared for days. After dinner, we kids were responsible for washing the dishes (and with 20-30 people, there were tons!). I have countless happy memories from those days. Our Thanksgiving celebrations are much smaller now, but no less joyous.
In Estelle’s Endeavor, I wanted to explore the holiday and the concept of thankfulness in light of a world at war. Could people find it in their hearts to be thankful in spite of their circumstances not because of them? Additional themes emerged as the story unfolded, and I hope you are encouraged by the characters’ journey.