On Sale: December 5, 2017
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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
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