In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. The town practically vibrates with apprehension, as if it is holding its breath. But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh. As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart is silently breaking. And even the attentions of Jay Tanner, the handsome best man, can't draw her interest.
Then suddenly, Pearl Harbor changes everything and Kate finds herself drawn to Jay in surprising ways. Could she truly be in love with him? And if he enlists, will she ever see him again?
In her gentle and textured style, Ann H. Gabhart tells a timeless story of love, sacrifice, and longing that will grip your heart and stir your spirit. Fans of Gabhart's Angel Sister will love seeing Kate Merritt all grown-up, as well as other characters they have come to love.
My Review: Small Town Girl continues the story that began with Angel Sister. It was fun to visit these characters again and see how they grew and matured between the end of the previous book and the start of this one. Once again we see Kate Merritt, but this time we start with her sisters wedding, and meeting the best man, Jay Tanner. He's a player, but before long Kate finds herself strangely attracted to him. With her new brother-in-law's warnings about Jay echoing in her ears, Kate has to decide what to do with her heart. Then Pearl Harbor is bombed, and the world is turned upside down. Kate is faced with the greatest challenges of her life. Will she learn to love, or will she allow misunderstands to separate her from happiness? You'll have to read to find out.
My Recommendation: I recommend this book to readers who enjoy WWII era Christian fiction.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.