Book Of The Day – Home Front Trilogy

by Ron on July 20, 2017

Today’s Book of the Day is a Historical Romance trilogy box set by USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton and it’s 67% off for a limited time. Home Front Trilogy has a 4.5 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $2!

“Very entertaining storyteller and writer. I read every book of Barbara’s I can get my hands on!” Cheri – Amazon Reviewer


Home Front Trilogy
by Barbara Bretton
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: Historical Romance
Price: $0.99 save $2

 

USA Today Bestselling Author

Before they became The Greatest Generation, they were young men and women in love . . .

Where or When

It is 1941 and Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu is as close to paradise as you were likely to get. Golden sunshine, sweet ocean breezes, secluded beaches made for romance.

Pearl is a dream come true for Rick Byrne. A poor kid from the south side of Chicago, Rick joined the navy to see the world — and maybe one day own a piece of it. When the chance to drive for Admiral Forrester falls into his lap, he grabs for the brass ring even if it means squiring the admiral’s spoiled and beautiful daughter all around Honolulu.

Eden Forrester dislikes the brash young sailor on sight. For five weeks now she has been forced to rely on her father’s underlings to drive her around town while she waits for her broken leg to mend. A first-class flirt, she is accustomed to getting her own way with men of all ages, but her new driver seems immune to her charms . . . until one magical moment on a moonswept beach when the future is theirs for the taking.

But the world around them is growing more dangerous every day and on a beautiful Sunday morning in December, not even Paradise can save them from their destiny . . .

Sentimental Journey

It’s June 1943. From New York to California, families gather to send their sons and husbands, friends and lovers off to war. The attack on Pearl Harbor seems a long time ago as America begins to understand that their boys won’t be home any time soon.

In Forest Hills, New York City, twenty-year-old Catherine Wilson knows all about waiting. She’s been in love with boy-next-door Doug Weaver since childhood, and if the war hadn’t started when it did, she would be married and maybe starting a family, not sitting at the window of her girlhood bedroom, waiting for her life to begin.

But then a telegram from the War Department arrives, shattering her dreams of a life like the one her mother treasures.
Weeks drift into months as she struggles to find her way. An exchange of letters with Johnny Danza, a young soldier in her father’s platoon, starts off as a patriotic gesture, but soon becomes a long-distance friendship that grows more important to her with every day that passes.

The last thing Catherine expects is to open her front door on Christmas Eve to find Johnny lying unconscious on the Wilsons’ welcome mat with a heart filled with new dreams that are hers for the taking.

Stranger in Paradise

The year is 1953 and London is throwing the party of the century.

Even though the ravages of World War II are still visible throughout the kingdom, the world is gathering on the Mall to celebrate the coronation of England’s beautiful young queen.

For almost ten years, journalist Mac Weaver has been far from his New York home. America has changed since the war ended and he wonders if there’s still a place for him in the land of backyard barbecues and a new Ford in every driveway.

However, a chance encounter with beautiful English reporter Jane Townsend is about to change his life forever.

As the new monarch waves from the window of her fairy-tale glass coach, a homesick Yank and a lonely Brit fall in love.

One week later, Mr. and Mrs. Mac Weaver board the Queen Mary for New York and a guaranteed happily ever after future in the land where dreams come true.

But there are dark shadows on the horizon that threaten Mac and Jane’s happiness and family scandals that just might tear them apart . . .

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

This book was gripping. Masterfully written with the backdrop of WWII which happens to be my favorite era to read about. The story flowed, the characters grew and the setting was perfect. Richly detailed with the music, the fashions, the innocence and the drama of the period made this a compelling read. Barbara Bretton definitely hit a home run with this book. Review of Sentimental Journey

*******

Wonderful glimpse of American family life post WWII. Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s I could really relate to the characters. Written as a post war love story, the novel is loaded with tidbits of the times on the home front. This book is totally enjoyable and a fast read! Review of Stranger in Paradise

*******

Loved, loved, loved this book! I loved the sweetness of the story, that the author stayed true to the era’s morals and beliefs, as well as slang and speech. I was transported to 1941 and could have stayed there; I enjoyed the story that much! Review of Where or When

*******

Once again, Ms. Bretton has infused life into a story by re-creating an era so vividly, you’ll swear you’ve stepped back in time. Her characters are interesting, likable and draw you into their world with little effort. This series was a wonderful way to reminisce about a time I remember from my youth. For younger readers, it’s a great way to experience a piece of Americana. The Home Front Series are timeless tales that will appeal to romance fans of any age. Review of Stranger in Paradise

*******

Love the book! I just finished reading Sentimental Journey and cannot wait to read more books in the series. Enjoyed the story and characters as well as the historical backdrop. There is good insights into America during WWII. Totally enjoyed the read and will be back for more from Barbara Bretton! Review of Sentimental Journey

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About The Author

In the month of February 1982 I wrote and sold my first novel. And no, I wouldn’t believe it either if it hadn’t happened to me. I sent in my manuscript on Thursday February 21, 1982 and four days later the telephone rang and I heard the amazing words, “We want to buy your book.” How I wish you could have seen me. I was standing by the kitchen door of our North Babylon house, the picture of cool sophistication, as I listened to Vivian Stephens explain the terms of the deal to me. You would have thought I’d sold a first book every single day of my life. Yes, I said. Sounds wonderful. Thank you so much for calling. I look forward to our association. That cool sophistication hung on until I hung up the phone, took a deep breath, then promptly threw up on my shoes.

I was thirty-one years old, unagented, unschooled, unfamiliar with anything to do with the business of publishing. To put it mildly, I was in shock. My husband was working in Manhattan at the time (and finishing up his degree at night) so it would be hours until I could break the news to him. This was too exciting to waste on a phone call. I wanted to see his face when I told him that my dream had finally come true — and came with a $6000 advance!

He pulled into the driveway at midnight. I was waiting in the doorway, holding a bottle of champagne and two glasses. I didn’t have to say a word. He knew right away and the look of joy and pride in his eyes warms me now, years later, long after the advance faded into memory.

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