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Posted December 9, 2008
Entertaining post-WW II romance
World War II ends and the men are finally coming home. The townsfolk in Rawlings, Oklahoma are waiting for Johnny Henry to appear so they can give him a hero¿s welcome. However, Johnny feels far from a hero and his spouse Kathleen fails to attend the celebration. She remembers his parting words to her four years ago that he wanted a divorce. Johnny fears his tainted blood will cause Kathleen to bear more deformed children like their daughter who died. <P>Though Johnny wants Kathleen to get on with her life without him, he cannot just let her go. She also refuses to quit on the one person she loves deeply. As Johnny and Kathleen struggle to reach some kind of accommodation, a stranger stalks her, waiting for the right moment to abduct her. <P>No one brings home small town America during the baby boom era in a more picturesque manner than the best selling author Dorothy Garlock. However, though this is a well-written novel, references to previous books in the mini-series leaves new readers adrift and wondering what Ms. Garlock alludes to. Still, hearts will go out to the hero who feels inferior to his beloved due to his family background. The heroine understands what she faces and fights to attain what she desires. AFTER THE PARADE is a fast-paced, poignant work that will please the author¿s fans and send the new reading crowd seeking the previous books in a wonderful series. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 14, 2011
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