• Title: The DeLuca Furlough Brides: Book 1: The Ones They Left Behind (The DeLuca War Brides)
  • Author: Alan Simon
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The DeLuca Furlough Brides Book The Ones They Left Behind The DeLuca War Brides New from USA TODAY bestselling author Alan Simon the companion saga to The First Christmas of the War Thanksgiving and The First Christmas After the War Seventy five years ago in the earliest
    New from USA TODAY bestselling author Alan Simon the companion saga to The First Christmas of the War, Thanksgiving 1942, and The First Christmas After the War.Seventy five years ago, in the earliest days of World War II, hundreds of thousands of young American women hastily married their sweethearts before those young men went off to war This is the story of two of thosNew from USA TODAY bestselling author Alan Simon the companion saga to The First Christmas of the War, Thanksgiving 1942, and The First Christmas After the War.Seventy five years ago, in the earliest days of World War II, hundreds of thousands of young American women hastily married their sweethearts before those young men went off to war This is the story of two of those young women who became known as furlough brides.Much to the dismay of her haughty mother, nineteen year old Elizabeth Buchanan marries her high school sweetheart, Carlo DeLuca, during Carlo s brief furlough following Marine Corps boot camp before he departs for infantry trainingd then the bloody islands of the Pacific Theater.One week later, Elizabeth s high school acquaintance Angela Antolini marries Carlo s older brother Tony while Tony is home on furlough following his U.S Army basic training As with Carlo and their other two brothers Tony will soon be off to war.Elizabeth and Angela the DeLuca furlough brides form a bond that carries them through the World War II homefront years Both young women find jobs as government agency secretaries to help them cope with one lonely day after another Katherine Buchanan, Elizabeth s meddling mother, refuses to accept her daughter s marriage to someone that Katherine considers to be beneath her daughter Elizabeth s black market dealing brother and father present her with even problems, even as she worries day after day about Carlo s well being.Come spend the war years with Elizabeth and Angela as they each struggle with the same monumental question How can a wartime marriage survive years apart from each other, amidst constant fear and many other trials

    One Reply to “The DeLuca Furlough Brides: Book 1: The Ones They Left Behind (The DeLuca War Brides)”

    1. This book tells us not what the men and women who enlisted in WW2 went through, but rather what those who stayed at home endured, with the changes in economy and employment, as well as the never ending concerns for those that were serving.Although not of this generation, I have heard the heart rendering stories from my parents of what their families endured in this time of war.I, for one, believe we should see what war is, from the real life prospective, so that those that endured hardships and [...]

    2. Great read!!The story is set in World War II. You are placed into the lives of Elizabeth, Angela and Carmela all three sisters in law, fresh out of high school and all three swiftly married before their sweethearts are sent of to fight in the war. Throughout the book you follow the three women through the fears that their new husbands may not return, injuries, affairs, miscarriages , deaths and general family fall outs. The three women have a common bond not only because they are sisters in law, [...]

    3. Great World War II bookThis book follows a family that has for brothers fighting on both fronts of the war. Two of the guys are married and the story follows these two Furlough Brides.

    4. War BridesI didn't find this book compelling as I thought I would, but interesting. All the feelings these women waiting for husbands to return are very easy to understand. A very hard era in American history.

    5. Wonderful family sagaI love the way this Author is able to transport you right into these families. He writes with so much attention to detail as well, regarding the era in time in Pittsburgh. Look forward to MORE :)

    6. Thoroughly enjoyable!This war was my grandparents war but I have heard so much about it over the years. Excellent story! Thank you for taking history and making it not only really but peraonal.

    7. Up close and personal look at wives of wwII soldiersThis story is engaging with characters the reader cares about. I would recommend reading book one in The series first even though each book can be read as a stand alone novel. I look forward to the next one.

    8. Good readThis story is set during WWII, in the States. It's about the girls left behind after marrying their loved ones before they go to war. 16+

    9. Good rainy day readA little peek into the past. A different perspective on the effects of war on those left behind and the struggles they face.

    10. Great book,I've read much about the war my dad and 2uncles served in but never gave much thought to the home front. This book opened up new desires to find out more.

    11. Great characters and another wonderful story.Alan Simon brings his characters to life and makes you feel that they could be someone that you would wsnt to know. His description of the American homefront is vivid as well as factual.Read this book and others by him for a real treat.

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