When Mack enlists after the Pearl Harbor attack, 16-year-old Alice-Ann professes her love for him. While he's away, their correspondence draws them closer---until his letters cease. Eventually, Alice-Ann's friendship with her friend's war-torn brother, Carlton, develops into something more. Will she embrace a future with a newfound love? Or remain faithful to Mack? 416 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
Living in rural Georgia in 1941, sixteen-year-old Alice-Ann has her heart set on her brothers friend Mack; despite their five-year age gap, Alice-Ann knows she can make Mack see her for the woman shell become. But when they receive news of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Mack decides to enlist, Alice-Ann realizes she must declare her love before he leaves.
Though promising to write, Mack leaves without confirmation that her love is returned. But Alice-Ann is determined to wear the wedding dress her maiden aunt never had a chance to wearhaving lost her fiancé in the Great War. As their correspondence continues over the next three years, Mack and Alice-Ann are drawn closer together. But then Macks letters cease altogether, leaving Alice-Ann to fear history repeating itself.
Dreading the war will leave her with a beautiful dress and no happily ever after, Alice-Ann fills her days with work and caring for her best friends war-torn brother, Carlton. As time passes and their friendship develops into something more, Alice-Ann wonders if shell ever be prepared to say good-bye to her one true love and embrace the future God has in store with a newfound love. Or will a sudden call from overseas change everything?
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