Not all of warís destruction takes place on the battlefield.
Violetís 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 wonít 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 womanís struggle to reclaim what she lost. War stole the man she loves, and childhood illness weakened her heartóperhaps beyond repair. While guns rage in Europe, the war Violet faces at home may be even more devastating.
“Wonderfully emotional and beautifully written, Becoming Mrs. Smith will take hold of your heartstrings and leave you longing for more.” –Kelsey Gietl, author of Across Oceans
As a child Violet suffers scarlet fever that leaves her with a fluttering heart. At first, she believes it means she will die because of her broken heart – like her grandmother. Ah, the days of innocence…
Growing up, she falls in love with her childhood friend John Smith. When WWII rages and John enlists, Violet swears she will never forgive him and at first doesn’t even read his letters from the war.
I thought it was a different and honest emotion being angry for him to enlist. Usually, in books it’s like everyone is eager for war but I doubt everyone at home supported their men when they wanted to go to war.
I don’t usually read novellas and while I enjoyed this, it was just short and I wanted to know more. But this is the first in a series so at least there will be more.
Published: Rippling Effects Writing & Photography (October 10, 2017)
Source: Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours
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.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, October 31
Review at Hopewell’s Public Library of Life
Wednesday, November 1
Feature at The Lit Bitch
Thursday, November 2
Review at Bookish
Friday, November 3
Feature at Passages to the Past
Monday, November 6
Review at Once Upon A Book
Tuesday, November 7
Feature at The Reading Queen
Wednesday, November 8
Guest Post at Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
Thursday, November 9
Excerpt at Just One More Chapter
Friday, November 10
Feature at Jenn’s Book Vibes
Monday, November 13
Excerpt at What Cathy Read Next
Tuesday, November 14
Interview & Excerpt at Jorie Loves a Story