Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by Sara Ackerman audiobook

Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

By Sara Ackerman
Read by Carly Robins  and Devon Hales

MIRA, Harlequin Audio 9780778319214
10.30 Hours Unabridged
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Hawaii, 1944. The Pacific battles of World War II continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested. 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.

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Summary

Summary

Hawaii, 1944. The Pacific battles of World War II continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ackerman brings readers a unique portrait of WWII, when fear and racial tensions ran high in a small Hawaiian sugar cane community. Ackerman’s clear prose delineates how the ignorance that ran rampant could be healed by love…A novel of courage and compassion that is sure to satisfy fans of WWII literature.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“A close-up look at how wartime chaos affects a tight-knit group of women living on Hawaii in 1944 at the height of Pacific combat…[Violet’s] journey overcoming her trials and grief through friendship, family, and romance is a story of strength and perseverance.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Sara Ackerman

Author Bio: Sara Ackerman

Sara Ackerman is the author of Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers. Born and raised in Hawaii, she studied journalism and earned graduate degrees in psychology and Oriental medicine. When she’s not writing or practicing acupuncture, you’ll find her in the mountains or in the ocean.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English