Historical fiction lovers: I have one advanced reader copy of ISLAND OF SWEET PIES AND SOLDIERS, by Sara Ackerman, to giveaway to one lucky reader. Due to my own research reading and writing, I have not yet had the pleasure of reading it, but I hope to change that very soon. In the meantime, I didn’t want to let this pub day pass.
To win a copy, simply comment below about your favorite WWII historical fiction, and share the post on social media by Tuesday, Feb. 20th, 9 PM EST, when I’ll select one winner (US only, please) via random.org. Good luck, and happy reading!
Hawaii, 1944. The Pacific battles of World War II continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested.
Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives together one year after the disappearance of her husband. As rumors swirl and questions about his loyalties surface, Violet believes Ella knows something. But Ella is stubbornly silent. Something—or someone—has scared her. And with the island overrun by troops training for a secret mission, tension and suspicion between neighbors is rising.
Violet bands together with her close friends to get through the difficult days. To support themselves, they open a pie stand near the military base, offering the soldiers a little homemade comfort. Try as she might, Violet can’t ignore her attraction to the brash marine who comes to her aid when the women are accused of spying. Desperate to discover the truth behind what happened to her husband, while keeping her friends and daughter safe, Violet is torn by guilt, fear and longing as she faces losing everything. Again.