Sarah Sundin’s debut novel takes you back to the 1940s ~ a time of war, deprivation, fear and opportunity, when boys became men overnight and women entered the workforce like never before. Enjoy this insight into Sarah’s characters and read the book to immerse yourself in another place and time!
Over to you, Sarah:~
Allie Miller—22 years old, medium height, slim, curly brown hair, large green eyes, not considered attractive.
Lt. Walter Novak—24 years old, tall and solidly built, curly black hair, hazel eyes, an odd nose (the “Novak nose”), also not considered attractive.
Rel: I picked these pictures out!
Strengths and weaknesses
Strengths—loyal, compassionate, wants to serve the Lord.
Weaknesses—shy, low self-esteem, overly concerned with what other people think.
Strengths—courageous, good-humored, thoughtful.
Weaknesses—shy, has a tendency to lie
Allie is sensitive about her wealth.
Walt has always been tongue-tied around single women because he feels he doesn’t measure up.
Your inspiration for the character
I visited a particularly gorgeous friend after her daughter was born. The first words I heard the mom say were, “Thank goodness she’s pretty.” My thought? What if she wasn’t pretty? That thought expanded—what would happen to a plain-looking daughter of a woman who thought beauty was a virtue? Would she think she could never find true love?
During World War II, Lt. Walter Novak flies a B-17 bomber in battles over Nazi-occupied Europe, while Allie Miller serves in the Red Cross against the wishes of her wealthy parents and controlling fiancé in California. Walt and Allie meet at a wedding and begin a correspondence.
As letters fly between Walt’s muddy bomber base in England and Allie’s mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart.
Sarah ~ thanks for these characters. They are unique in many ways Looking forward to Jack’s story!
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