From Library Journal
Based on actual accounts, this epic adventure encompasses several interconnected lives caught up in the maelstrom of war in Europe and North Africa and on the U.S. home front. Bomber pilot Mark White struggles to stay alive in England while using letters to woo Emily Hagan, his "Rosie the Riveter" from back home. Mark's best friend in his unit is Chaplain Lee Grant. Having bitterly disappointed his father by becoming a pastor, Lee seeks to do more than just minister to his men: he wants to be an active combatant. As the war rages on, the stories of these characters and many others intertwine with devotion and faith, binding them and the plot together. First novelist Vaughan, a retired military officer, writes in a brisk, straight-to-the-gut style. His engrossing historical will appeal to male readers. Highly recommended for most collections.
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About the Author
Robert Vaughan is the author of more than 250 published works including The Valkyrie Mandate
, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and Andersonville
, which was made into the popular TNT television mini-series. He has written westerns, romances, historicals, and adventures. A retired military officer with tours in Vietnam, Korea, and Germany, Vaughan has received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Vaughan and his wife, Ruth, live in Gulf Shores, Alabama, where he is actively involved as a lay minister at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church.