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About the Book
Title: The Hope of Christmas
Author: Jodie Wolfe, Terri Wangard, Linda Shenton Matchett
Genre: Historical Christmas
Release Date: November 24, 2017
A destroyer escort is among the smallest of warships, but the USS Tabberer has the heart of a giant. A typhoon threatens the US Fleet in the Pacific during World War II, days before Christmas. The men of the Tabberer stand tall as they rush to the aid of their fellow sailors. For Seaman Jerry Collier, the typhoon prompts a greater awareness of what he wants in life. First, though, they have to survive.
A Dr. in the House
Emma O’Sullivan is one of the first female doctors to enlist after President Franklin Roosevelt signs the order allowing women in the Army and Navy medical corps. Within weeks, Emma is assigned to England to set up a convalescent hospital, and she leaves behind everything that is familiar. When the handsome widower of the requisitioned property claims she’s incompetent and tries to get her transferred, she must prove to her superiors she’s more than capable. But she’s soon drawn to the good-looking, grieving owner. Will she have to choose between her job and her heart?
The Hope of Christmas is a fun collection of historical romance novellas. I was privileged to read a complimentary copy from the publisher. My favorite was the first one, Picking a Bride for Paul by Jodie Wolfe. I found it laugh-out-loud funny and totally enjoyed the characters! The second one, Typhoon Prompting by Terri Wangard was the kind of book I wish I could find about every aspect of history for teaching my kids history in our homeschool. It had just enough story to keep you reading and was incredibly informative about life on a ship in the Pacific during WW2 as well as life back home in the US thanks to the letters received by the main character from his girlfriend who worked in a submarine factory. So while I found the story just a little bit dry, I will be having my kids read this one when we get to this time period in history! A Dr. in the House by Linda Shenton Matchett, the third book in the collection, was a nice combination of the things I enjoyed about the first two. I really enjoyed the characters and their interactions, and it was quite informative about the British taking over large manor houses during WW2 for infirmary uses. I learned a lot I didn’t know about women doctors at the time and also enjoyed the romance.
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About the Authors
Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She’s been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests and is a member of ACFW. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at www.jodiewolfe.com.
Terri Wangard grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the Lombardi Glory Years. Her first Girl Scout badge was the Writer. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library science, she lives in Wisconsin. Classic Boating Magazine, a family business since 1984, keeps her busy as an associate editor.
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