These nine novellas all take place during World War II. Four of them are a series in and of themselves where four of the romances also help get Jewish children out of Nazi controlled Europe. All four of these novels covered members of one family who worked in various stages of helping the children get out, but in the meantime, romance blooms in the harshest of environments.
Other novels have women taking care of siblings because they are orphaned, another smuggles a Gutenburg Bible to the US to keep it out of Nazi hands, one is a nurse in a remote station, another works at home taking pictures for magazines, and yet one more serves in the RAAF.
I think it is harder to write a shorter novel and make it a cohesive story with fully developed characters and plot lines. These nine ladies do this with aplomb and class. There are humor to be enjoyed, grief to be shared, letters to be written, and weddings to be planned.
This book will fill several afternoons with some sentimental reading--five stars, two thumbs up, and a sentimental journey home.
My thanks to Barbour Books for allowing me to read and review this book.