Sweet Bitter Spring is a novel of WWII. Leon Walker is a combat soldier of the infamous Quebec Chauds. He fights for the heroics of war. Big Jim Walsh is an engineer with the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers. He fights to end the horrors of war. The time is mid-April 1945, and Leon and Jim are poised to liberate the Dutch city of Zwolle. What begins as a reconnaissance mission turns into one of the most daring exploits of WWII. Both men are wounded and that's when the real story begins as both men fall in love with the same Red Cross nurse. This is a story of war and love, of redemption and absolution for the liberation children of the Netherlands. It is based on a true story of real events and real people, including the author's own experience. This is a personal tribute to the faith and courage of men and women who experienced that Sweet Bitter Spring of 1945.