Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers (Original)

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Product Details
Price
$16.99
Publisher
Mira Books
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780778319214

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About the Author
Sara Ackerman is the Hawai'i born bestselling author of historical novels set in the islands. Her books have been labeled "unforgettable" by Apple Books, "empowering & deliciously visceral" by Book Riot, and New York Times bestselling authors Kate Quinn and Madeline Martin have praised Sara's novels as "fresh and delightful" and "brilliantly written." Amazon chose Radar Girls as a best book of the month, and ALA Booklist gave The Codebreaker's Secret a starred review.
Reviews
"A dramatic saga of motherhood, loss and the possibility of renewal... With a sensitive touch and an instinct for authenticity, Ackerman depicts the fraught nature of wartime relationships...mixes romance, suspense and history into a bittersweet story of cinematic proportions." --Bookpage

"A close-up look at how wartime chaos affects a tight-knit group of women... [Violet's] journey overcoming her trials and grief through friendship, family, and romance is a story of strength and perseverance." -Booklist

"A unique portrait of WWII...Ackerman's clear prose delineates how the ignorance that ran rampant could be healed by love. The interesting and well-crafted plot and characters carry the story while the backdrop will bring readers back in time. Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers is a novel of courage and compassion that is sure to satisfy fans of WWII literature." -RT Book Reviews

"Strong female friendships and an unusual World War II home front setting add to this debut novel's appeal for historical fiction fans." -Library Journal

"Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers is part mystery and part history. The setting of Hawaii during the expansion of WWII into the Pacific theater is uniquely captivating. A must-read historical fiction, an emotional and evocative story of an era not so long ago when war was literally on our doorstep. Don't miss this impressive debut novel!" --Readertoreader.com

"Simply put, 'Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers' is a great novel.... It tells of a time and place most of us know nothing about and keeps us entertained. It's hard to beat that combination." --Cooperstown Crier