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Stormi's Review: Brantley Arms by Lori Lane Tarver

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Publisher: Highland Press Publishing

Released: September 9, 2015

Genre: Historical Fiction

Length: 314 pages

Format: ebook , paperback

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A world set ablaze by war... Lives in turmoil abroad and on the home front... A hard fought victory declared at last, but not on battlefields of hearts shattered by betrayal... A World War II Novel... When Annie Laurie Brantley's husband Beau enlists in the Army Air Corps, she flees from their humble farm in rural Georgia to Atlanta where she works for the owner of an elegant, yet slightly shabby boardinghouse. Her work helps her cope with her loneliness, and her association with the owner opens doors that set her on the road to success beyond anything she could have dreamed. Beau returns home three years later to a wife he hardly recognizes. Beautiful, stylish and successful, she tries to fit him into the niche she's carved out for them in the world of real estate development. It isn't long, though, before Annie Laurie discovers that the desperation she felt when Beau went off to war was but a prelude to the unimaginable heartaches that lay ahead of her.

Five Boundless Stars

This book was really good. I have always loved the war and reading about it. Romances based during this time frame always seem to be better to me because of the reality of it all. The war really happened. Men really left. Some returned, some did not. This book follows Annie and Beau. A couple swept up by the war. He leaves and of course while he is gone, she moves on and becomes a successful business woman. When he returns the marriage is not the same. They work hard to make it work. This book was written very well. It kept me reading and I finished it in one sitting because I literally could not put it down. This was a great book, start to finish. I saw the beginning for the next book and can see that this has the making of a great family saga. I love books like this that have a solid beginning and that continue with other books for the other characters. I definitely look forward to reading more about the Brantley family.

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