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The War Bride's Scrapbook
Caroline Preston

Ecco
December 2017
On Sale: December 5, 2017
224 pages
ISBN: 0061966924
EAN: 9780061966927
Kindle: B0756DV6Z2
Hardcover / e-Book
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Historical

A World War II love story, narrated through a new brideís dazzling array of vintage postcards, newspaper clippings, photographs, and more

Lila Jerome has never been very lucky in love, and has always been more interested in studying architecture and, more recently, supporting the war bond effort on the home front. But in the fall of 1943, a chance spark with a boarder in her apartment sets Lila on a course that shakes up all of her ideas about romance.

Lila is intoxicated by Perry Weld, the charismatic army engineer whoís about to ship out to the European front, and it isnít long before she discovers that the feeling is mutual. After just a few weeks together, caught up in the dramatic spirit of the times and with Perryís departure date fast approaching, the two decide to elope. In a stunning kaleidoscope of vibrant ephemera, Lila boldly attempts to redefine her life in America as she navigates the heartache and longing of a marriage separated by ocean and war.

In her second scrapbook novel after the lauded Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt, Caroline Preston has once again pulled from her own extraordinary collection of vintage memorabilia, transporting us back to the lively, tumultuous 1940s and introducing us to an unforgettable, ambitious heroine who must learn to reconcile a wartime marriage with a newfound self-confidence.

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