Ill Be Home for Christmas

Ill Be Home for Christmas

by Julie L. Cannon

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ISBN-13: 9781609360597
Publisher: Guideposts
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: When I Fall in Love
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 366,870
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Julie L. Cannon is a multi-published author as well as a speaker and entertainer who travels across the country serving up helpings of down-home humor and warmth described as "Southern-fried soul food." She lives with her husband and three children in Watkinsville, Georgia.

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I'll Be Home for Christmas 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
hobbitprincess on LibraryThing 19 days ago
Except for the fact that I wanted to shake Maggie, this was a decent book. It is a romance about two lifelong friends during WWII. I enjoy this time period in my books, so I liked this. It's predictable and a feel-good book, but it's still an enjoyable read. I learned a little about the WAVES too, a group I knew very little about.
wearylibrarian on LibraryThing 19 days ago
It is 1944 in Watkinsville, Georgia and William Dove has proclaimed his love for his life-long friend and next-door neighbor, Maggie. William wants to get married but, since her mother's death, Maggie wants to get away from all the memories that Watkinsville holds. In a moment of patriotism, Maggie joins the WAVES and is shipped to New Jersey where she works on airplanes. Back home, William works on the family Christmas tree farm, his polio making him a 4-F. William's letters go unopened as Maggie dedicates herself to a career in the Navy, until a visit to her WAVE friend, Helen's home.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R.I.P Julie Cannon. We will miss you!
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In December 1943 in Athens, Georgia Maggie Culpepper grieves the death of her beloved Mother blaming God for her loss and vowing never to trust in the Lord again as her prayers went unanswered. Thus she is caught totally off guard when her childhood sweetheart William Dove proposes though at one time she expected him to ask her to marry him. Instead of marrying him, Maggie enlists with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) and stationed at an air station in New Jersey. William, who due to polio is unfit to serve, has not given up on his Maggie as he believes his faith in God and in love will bring them together if she only moves on with her grief. With Bing singing on the radio, fans will feel like they are whisked to 1944 on the homefront as Julie L. Cannon brings to life those wonderful women who volunteered to serve as WAVES. Maggie is terrific lead protagonists as she is somewhat confused, still grieving for her mom, and feeling lonely being away from her father, her beloved William, her hometown, and God. The audience will root for William who insists home is where the heart is and his heart is with her. Harriet Klausner