About the Book
Living in rural Georgia in 1941, sixteen-year-old Alice-Ann has her heart set on her brother's friend Mack; despite their five-year age gap, Alice-Ann knows she can make Mack see her for the woman she'll become. But when they receive news of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Mack decides to enlist, Alice-Ann realizes she must declare her love before he leaves.Though promising to write, Mack leaves without confirmation that her love is returned. But Alice-Ann is determined to wear the wedding dress her maiden aunt never had a chance to wear--having lost her fiance in the Great War. As their correspondence continues over the next three years, Mack and Alice-Ann are drawn closer together. But then Mack's letters cease altogether, leaving Alice-Ann to fear history repeating itself.Dreading the war will leave her with a beautiful dress and no happily ever after, Alice-Ann fills her days with work and caring for her best friend's war-torn brother, Carlton. As time passes and their friendship develops into something more, Alice-Ann wonders if she'll ever be prepared to say good-bye to her one true love and embrace the future God has in store with a newfound love. Or will a sudden call from overseas change everything? (Goodreads)
I'll start by saying I really like the cover of this book, it's beautiful! I also like the overall story line that threads these pages into a book. That being said, this book was a bit of a slower read for me. Perhaps it is because there seems to be an overload of books written during this time period and I feel like I've read multiple books similar to this one. Alice-Ann got on my nerves a bit and was a difficult character for me to totally understand and enjoy. I liked Carlton and the secondary characters more so than Alice-Ann. I think many will enjoy this novel but it wasn't my favorite.
"I received this book from Tyndale for free. All opinions are my own."