By Heather Burch
Can a stack of long-hidden love letters from a WWII struggle hero encourage a heartbroken girl to like again?
Reeling from a sour divorce, Adrienne Carter abandons Chicago and retreats to the sunlight, sand, and wonder of Southern Florida, throwing herself into the recovery of a dilapidated outdated Victorian seashore apartment. Early into the renovations, she discovers a tin field hidden away within the attic that unearths the emotional letters from a WWII paratrooper to a tender lady who lived in the home greater than a half-century earlier.
The previous letters—incredibly poetic and romantic—transcend time, they usually arouse in Adrienne a interest that leads her to trace down the author of the letters. William “Pops” Bryant is now an previous guy dwelling in a close-by city together with his good-looking yet overprotective grandson, Will. As Adrienne starts off to resolve the secrets and techniques of the letters (and the Bryants), she unearths herself no longer but prepared to renounce totally on love.
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No, I’m trying to be a little warrior. That’s what Uncle Chris always used to call me. It started the day when he took me to have a tooth out, when I was ten. ” She looked at the clock. “But I shan’t be if they don’t get here soon. ” She John took me round to see his mother, his mother, his mother! And when he’d introduced us to each other, She sized up everything that I had on. She put me through a cross-examination: I fairly boiled with aggravation: Then she shook her head, Looked at me and said: strummed the keys.
Somehow this sudden severance from the old days had brought with it a forlornness. She seemed to be standing alone in a changed world. ” said Wally Mason. ” They moved westwards. Cleopatra’s Needle shot up beside them, a pointing finger. Down on the silent river below, coffin-like row-boats lay moored to the wall. been snapped. She glanced down the Embankment. Close by, to the left, Waterloo Bridge loomed up, dark and massive against the steel-gray sky, A tram-car, full of home-bound travellers, clattered past over rails that shone with the peculiarly frostbitten gleam that seems to herald snow.
Jill’s friend came squeezing back through the opening. “Hullo! ” He blinked approvingly at her through the smoke. “You’re a little soldier! ” The simple question seemed to take the stage-hand aback. “Wot’s on my mind? I’ll tell you wot’s on my blinking mind …” “Don’t tell me. Let me guess. I’ve got it! ” Across the stage little scarlet flames were shooting, and something large and hard, unseen through the smoke, fell with a crash. The air was heavy with the smell of burning paint. ” enquired her companion of the stage-hand, who hurried beside them.
One Lavender Ribbon by Heather Burch