About the Book
Not all of war’s destruction takes place on the battlefield.
Violet’s heart flutters from the scarlet fever she survived as a child, and it beats faster at the sight of John Smith, the man she plans to marry. America is entrenched in WWII, and when John enlists, Violet is certain she won’t ever forgive him for dashing their dreams. As the realities of war slowly overtake her life, Violet’s days are filled with uncertainty and grief. She struggles to maintain her faith in John, as the world as she knows it, crumbles.
Becoming Mrs. Smith is the inspiring, and at times, heartbreaking story of a woman’s struggle to reclaim what she lost. War stole the man she loves, and childhood illness weakened her heart—perhaps beyond repair. While guns rage in Europe, the war Violet faces at home may be even more devastating.
About the Author
A writer from a young age, Tanya E Williams loves to help a reader get lost in another time, another place through the magic of books. History continues to inspire her stories and her insightfulness into the human condition deepens her character’s experiences and propels them on their journey. Ms. Williams’ favourite tales, speak to the reader’s heart, making them smile, laugh, cry, and think.
Sometimes the hardest battles are not fought on a battle field, but instead are fought in the struggles of our own lives. This story goes through the life of a young girl with an illness at the age of eleven that she miraculously survives but weakens her heart. It is about a childhood friendship and eventually love; it is about the horrors of WWII and the horrors and battles fought in the lives of the struggling people. Although the story starts out a little slow, author Tanya W. Williams has written an enjoyable, historical novella that is a great beginning to a new series. Readers will definitely want to pick up this lovely read!
Genre: historical, short story, novella
Publisher: Rippling Effects Writing & Photography
Publication date: October 10, 2017
Number of pages: 110
A review copy of this book was provided by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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