★★★★ ☐ The publisher has provided a copy for review.
What if your idea of the perfect spouse was keeping you from finding "the one"? This sweet and complicated story of expectations and first love takes place during WWII. It explores family life for those left to cheer on and mourn their young men at war. It captures an era when everyone knew everyone in town - and people pitched in as a community to overcome challenges.
This made me a bit nostalgic, even while it made me think about how our impulses and attractions determine how open we are to the world.
A thoughtful and appealing look at friendship, love, and family.