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The War Bride's Scrapbook: A Novel in Pictures
By: Caroline Preston
List Price: $29.99
Your Price: $17.95
(as of: 07/22/18)
Manufacturer: Ecco
ISBN: 0061966924
Publication Date: 2017-12-05
Release Date 2017-12-05
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A World War II love story, narrated through a new bride’s dazzling array of vintage postcards, newspaper clippings, photographs, and more

Lila Jerome has never been very lucky in love, and has always been more interested in studying architecture and, more recently, supporting the war bond effort on the home front. But in the fall of 1943, a chance spark with a boarder in her apartment sets Lila on a course that shakes up all of her ideas about romance.

Lila is intoxicated by Perry Weld, the charismatic army engineer who’s about to ship out to the European front, and it isn’t long before she discovers that the feeling is mutual. After just a few weeks together, caught up in the dramatic spirit of the times and with Perry’s departure date fast approaching, the two decide to elope. In a stunning kaleidoscope of vibrant ephemera, Lila boldly attempts to redefine her life in America as she navigates the heartache and longing of a marriage separated by ocean and war.

In her second scrapbook novel after the lauded Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt, Caroline Preston has once again pulled from her own extraordinary collection of vintage memorabilia, transporting us back to the lively, tumultuous 1940s and introducing us to an unforgettable, ambitious heroine who must learn to reconcile a wartime marriage with a newfound self-confidence.



Lila Jerome is certain that she won’t ever marry, and that her days will be spent working in her father’s insurance office. Her college education and aptitude for architecture don’t matter much now that the United States has entered World War II, and Lila spends her free time selling war bonds and supporting other homeland efforts. Then she meets Perry Weld, a handsome army engineer who is preparing to ship out to Europe.

Lila has a spare room, and Perry needs a place, so they are soon roommates, platonic yet dating. Within a matter of days they elope, and Lila finds herself back home with her parents once more, sharing her childhood bedroom with her infant nephew. When she receives a letter from her mother-in-law inviting Lila to come live in Massachusetts, she’s ready for a change of scenery, and off she goes from Charlottesville, Virginia to the great unknown.

When Perry ships out, Lila begins keeping a scrapbook of memorabilia, letters, photos and news articles, all to document her life while Perry is away. Lila and Perry’s story unfolds in a narrative driven by their letters and correspondence, interspersed with notes written by Lila almost as a form of diary or journal. Every page holds a treasure of information, from actual news clippings to sketches and architectural drawings. From charm bracelets to Lucky Strikes, items that were popular and very much a part of the mainstream in the 1940’s set the mood for this very innovative and accurate journey down memory lane.

The War Bride’s Scrapbook is just that – a novel told through a series of pictures and illustrations, with text often playing a supporting role. The format is unique and captivating, and while Lila and Perry’s story is much the same as probably thousands of other couples, the author has synthesized a personal story that reads as though Lila and Perry were the couple down the street, folks you knew your whole life. Charming and honest, this fascinating story is interesting in its presentation and plot alike, and a definite must-read for fans of this era of US history. Don’t miss this visual journey into the not-so-distant past.

 
By: Joyce Greenfield, ReaderToReader.com


 
     
 
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