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Grandmothers know best?especially these three grandmothers, all soldiers' brides. Their generation lived through war and peace, good times and bad, love and loss.
5-B Poppy Lane by Debbie Macomber
All her life, Ruth Shelton has loved visiting her grandmother in Cedar Cove, Washington. Now Ruth comes to ask advice about her own romance with a soldier?and discovers a secret in...
Grandmothers know best especially these three grandmothers, all soldiers' brides. Their generation lived through war and peace, good times and bad, love and loss.
5-B Poppy Lane by Debbie Macomber
All her life, Ruth Shelton has loved visiting her grandmother in Cedar Cove, Washington. Now Ruth comes to ask advice about her own romance with a soldier—and discovers a secret in her grandmother's past.
The Apple Orchard by Katherine Stone
Clara MacKenzie's granddaughter Elizabeth arrives at Clara's Oregon farm needing comfort. That's exactly what Clara offers—and so does a childhood friend named Nick Lawton. But Nick wants to offer Elizabeth more than comfort. More than friendship
Liberty Hall by Lois Faye Dyer
When Professor Chloe Abbott finds herself caught up in a troublesome mystery, she turns to her grandmother. She needs Winifred's expertise as a wartime code breaker. She doesn't need suggestions about her love life—all of which involve ex-marine Jake Morrissey!
Posted December 9, 2008
¿5-B Poppy Lane¿ by Debbie Macomber. In Cedar Cove, Washington, anti-war protester Ruth Shelton has been exchanging letters and email with USMC Sergeant Paul Gordon. However, he is coming home from Afghanistan on leave and wants to meet her in person. She has doubts because of his occupation --- ¿Liberty Hall¿ by Katherine Stone. Former sergeant Jake Morrissey visits his friend Dan at the University of Washington Medical Center¿s rehabilitation Medicine Department where his brother in arms is getting an artificial leg installed. Jake meets English Professor Chloe Abbott whose group the Seattle¿s Women¿s Club has donated much of the medical equipment. They are attracted to one another form the start, but someone with a grudge plans to use her as a throw away pawn to get at Jake. --- ¿The Apple Orchard¿ by Lois Faye Dyer. In Sarah¿s Orchard, Washington though he knows he will be punished by his mother¿s latest boyfriend, Nick rescues the toddler. Elizabeth¿s grandparents Charles and Clara are grateful. Years later, an adult Nick returns to Sarah¿s Orchard where to his shock Clara knows him instantly as Elizabeth¿s hero. He stays there basking in the grandparent-like love of Charles and Clara. When Charles dies he remains there for Clara. When Elizabeth returns home, she and her hero fall in love but he keeps his military experience secret from her so she has doubts. --- These three terrific Washington State novellas star heroic military men and realistic women with doubts about a relationship with a soldier/veteran. The key to the tales is that diverse opinions on the Global War Against Terrorism is treated with respect and not wrapped inside phony for or against patriotic fervor while honoring the soldier. --- Harriet Klausner
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