Barbara Howell isn't your typical girl. Since she was little, Barb was told she had one job-find a husband and give him children. Instead of conforming to her mother and society, Barb chooses Wellesley College in favor of finding a husband. And in meeting Lois Dubbs, her whirlwind of a roommate, Barb finally finds where she fits in the world-at Wellesley.
In her determination to embrace nonconformity, and displease her mother, Barb closes herself off to even the possibility of finding love. She has no interest in being arm candy, or taking the back seat to a man-especially one who intentionally antagonizes and teases her... Even if he does have the most dazzling blue eyes she's ever seen.
From the moment he laid eyes on her, Van Judson knew Barb was the girl for him. Luckily for him, Van is patient-which he needs to be when dealing with a feisty dame like Barb.
Around Van, Barb slowly lowers her guard and comes to realize she has lessons to learn that cannot be taught in a classroom. Soon she is swept away on a current of first love and infatuation. But Barb is about to discover that falling in love is the easy part...
When Pearl Harbor is attacked, recruitment offices are flooded with determined young men... And Van is no exception. The world is at war. How can Barb and Van survive the distance...and the danger?