Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

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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.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : MIRA Books, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780778319214
0778319210
Branch Call Number: Fiction Ack
Characteristics: 391 pages ; 21 cm

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Apr 21, 2018

Enjoyable book about women in Hawaii during the WW2 - one has a missing husband and a daughter grieving her father. They befriend a group of soldiers on the island training to join in the war at some time. In order to make money they start making and selling pies to the soldiers. Friendships develop between them. Includes mystery ( where is the missing husband) romance - and a unique pet of a lion who helps the daughter overcome her grief and fears.

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