For the Love of Laura Beth (A Chicago Christmas, #4)

For the Love of Laura Beth (A Chicago Christmas, #4)

by Aubrey Wynne

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BN ID: 2940156077304
Publisher: Aubrey Wynne
Publication date: 12/07/2018
Series: A Chicago Christmas
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 470,007
File size: 452 KB

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For the Love of Laura Beth (A Chicago Christmas, #4) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JanaT 10 months ago
For the Love of Laura Beth is the fourth book in Aubrey Wynne’s Chicago Christmas series. It is a great story that takes place in the shadows of Korean war. The writer has taken this era and meticulously brought into life – I can close my eyes and picture the people and places she is describing. You don’t have to read the other stories in the series as this is a standalone story taking place in Midwest (like the other Chicago Christmas stories). For the Love of Laura Beth is the story of Laura Beth Walters and Joe McCall – they grew up together and Laura Beth fell in love with Joe when she was just 6 years old. It takes a while but Joe notices her and it seems as if they would get their happy future but … first Joe’s mother dies of cancer and then … Korean war comes calling and Laura Beth decides to go against her father’s wishes and marries Joes before he leaves for the war. The writer gives us such a clear picture of what women’s place was in the 1950ies, what was expected of them and what the consequences might be if they chose different … it also gives us a deeply touching story of a love between a woman and a man and what it takes to overcome family tragedies … If you yearn for an emotional read about love that can endure anything, then pick up For the Love of Laura Beth!
E_A_Walsh 10 months ago
For the Love of Laura Beth (A Chicago Christmas Book 4) by Aubrey Wynne was a sweet quick read, about the growing pains of marriage and learning how to dig down deep, to find that strength needed, to overcome every hardship that was tossed their way. Not my first read by this author so I knew going in, that I was in for a well crafted read. I was not disappointed. A fast pace tale of love, hardship and family, I was taken on a sweet journey that not only pulled at those dreaded heartstrings, it ignited feelings of hope and faith. I liked the way this story was structured, like I was reading a combined journal from both Joey and Laura Beth. It reads chronologically, telling us their beginning, their ups, downs, their loses and how they, as a couple, overcame both their demons. As this story moves fast, I don't want to give anything away. But I will tell you that, time and care went into this read, especially for the era it was set in. Overall this book is worth your time and energy, it will take you back in time, back when things appeared simple, but as we all know, things are never what they seemed. Life always has other plans. So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval that you will fall for Laura and Joey. Happy Reading E.A. Walsh
MAustinreviewer 10 months ago
For the Love of Laura Beth was a great 5 star read and book four in the A Chicago Christmas series. What an emotional read, I was pulled right in from the beginning. Laura and Joe have grown up together, they go from friends to dating in high school. When Joe’s family suffers a loss Laura is there to support him and his family. I twist of fate occurs and Joe ends up having to go to war. In a rush Joe and Laura get married before he gets deployed. Laura ends up living with Joe’s family due to their choices and a wonderful surprise. When Joe returns another twist of fate will test everything these two have. Can they make their marriage work? Will they be able to make it through the hard times intact? I loved all of the characters in this book. Both Laura and Joe were very strong with everything that was thrown at them. My emotions were all over the place. Laura was strong and had some great courage. Joe was great as well, he was very brave and was a great support for Laura. Aubrey Wynne has done a great job with this historical read, she pulls you right in with her writing. A must read for sure.
Debi-Kircher 10 months ago
For the Love of Laura Beth (A Chicago Christmas Book 4) by Aubrey Wynne 5 Stars This is my first read by this author and I am in love..This book touched every emotion and the flow of the words were simply perfection. The only negative I have about this book was that it ended, I could have read this story for so many more pages. So I will absolutely be checking out everything else available. It only took a couple pages for me to fall completely for these characters...My heart broke when he received the letter and can't imagine how he felt knowing he had to tell his girl, and then I try to imagine how she felt when she found out he was leaving. I cried more than once while reading this story and just love how this author made me feel like I was living in 1952 and everything just felt so real and I'm sure that this story would hit hard many that lived through and experienced these exact times. I was a complete mess throughout. I can't recommend this story enough it's an awesome story written perfectly!
NNLight 10 months ago
Laura Beth Walters and Joe McCall grew up together. In their teen years, they started dating. When Joe’s mum passed away, Laura Beth was there not only for Joe but for the McCall family. They both agree to wait to get married until after Joe finishes college. But the Korean War comes calling and Laura Beth didn’t want to wait any longer to get married. They married before he had to leave, opposing her father’s wishes. She’s no longer welcome in her parents’ home so she moves in with Joe’s dad and brothers. When Joe returns home, they figure their strife is over but it’s just the beginning. A family tragedy puts their marriage to the test. Can Joe’s love and support buoy Laura Beth’s grief or is it all too much? Aubrey Wynne’s gift for heartwarming historical romance is well-known and one of the things I love most about her books. She takes a time period and brings it to life through emotional storytelling and life-like characters. I felt an instant connection to Laura Beth and her story is one many women faced in the 1950’s. Her reactions to ordinary events such as meeting the parents over Thanksgiving rang true. Seeing life as a newly married army wife through her eyes was eye-opening and heartbreaking all at once. What made this so wonderful to read had to be the well-researched world building Wynne accomplished. Everything from hairstyles to clothing to fear of the unknown is spot-on and added immense depth to the story. I found myself understanding 1950’s America better for reading this romance. If you’re looking for a sweet 1950’s romance that’ll sweep you away, pick up this book right now. It’s an excellent addition to the A Chicago Christmas series and one I highly recommend. Don’t worry, it’s a standalone. Favorite Character/Quote: Laura Beth. I know she is based on the author’s mother-in-law, but she reminded me of my great-aunt. Her strength, especially in difficult circumstances endeared me to her. She has a lot to deal with in such a short time. There were times I just wanted to hug her and tell her it’ll be okay. A beautiful character based on what I can only assume is a wonderful woman. My Rating: 5 stars
Anonymous 11 months ago
For The Love Of Laura Beth is a beautifully written historical, based on real people and places. I loved Laura Beth Walters from the start, as I enjoyed her strength, compassion, and courage. Joe McCall was an ambitious and hard working young man who was caught in the Korean War draft. The two captured the turmoil and struggles of how it was for their time in history. Warmth, compassion, heartache, faithfulness and more are emotions you will experience as you read this. I was completely immersed in this Korean War era tale, the historical details making the story come alive. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.