February 15, 2018

#BookReview: Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by @AckermanBooks @BookSparks #popupblogtour

About the Book:

When her husband mysteriously disappears and rumors swirl about his loyalties, a mother must rely on the remarkable power of friendship in war-torn Hawaii

It’s 1944, combat in the Pacific is intensifying, and Violet Iverson and her daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives back together one year after her husband vanished. As suspicions about his loyalties surface, Violet suspects Ella knows something. But Ella refuses to talk. Something—or someone—has scared her.

Violet enjoys the camaraderie of her friends as they open a pie stand for the soldiers training on the island for a secret mission. But even these women face their own wartime challenges as prejudice against the island Japanese pits neighbor against neighbor. And then there’s the matter of Sergeant Stone, a brash marine who comes to Violet’s aid when the women are accused of spying. She struggles with her feelings of guilt but can’t deny the burning attraction—or her fear of losing another man when Stone ships out for Iwo Jima.

Set amid the tropical beauty of Hawaii, Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers offers a fresh perspective on World War II as it presents timeless depictions of female friendship, the bond between a mother and her child, and the enduring power of love even in the darkest times.

Reviewed By: Crossorad Reviews
Publisher: Mira Books
Recommended Age: Adult
Genre: Historical Fiction, WWII
How I Acquired this book: BookSparks
Overall rating: ★★★★
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About the Author:
Sara Ackerman is the author of  Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers. Born and raised in Hawaii, she studied journalism and earned graduate degrees in psychology and Oriental Medicine. When she's not writing or practicing acupuncture, you'll find her in the mountains or in the ocean.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: This cover is so gorgous 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions:  This book was so beautiflly written and it matches the cover so well. I loved that the setting was in Hawaii and that it is part of WWII. Which go figure I love reading and watching movies about.  I love historical fiction and this one was a solid 4 stars for me.  I loved the alternating stories that made my heart ache.  To see this story though the eyes of a child really makes you wonder about the world. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Beautiflly written 


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