Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick:  The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna
Due out: June 2, 2015

Product Description taken from Amazon:

A memorable coming-of-age story and love story, laced with suspense, which explores a hidden side of the home front during World War II, when German POWs were put to work in a Wisconsin farm community . . . with dark and unexpected consequences

The war has taken a toll on the Christiansen family. With food rationed and money scarce, Charlotte struggles to keep her family well fed. Her teenage daughter, Kate, raises rabbits to earn money for college and dreams of becoming a writer. Her husband, Thomas, struggles to keep the farm going while their son, and most of the other local men, are fighting in Europe.

When their upcoming cherry harvest is threatened, strong-willed Charlotte helps persuade local authorities to allow German war prisoners from a nearby camp to pick the fruit.

But when Thomas befriends one of the prisoners, a teacher named Karl, and invites him to tutor Kate, the implications of Charlotte’s decision become apparent—especially when she finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Karl. So busy are they with the prisoners that Charlotte and Thomas fail to see that Kate is becoming a young woman, with dreams and temptations of her own—including a secret romance with the son of a wealthy, war-profiteering senator. And when their beloved Ben returns home, bitter and injured, bearing an intense hatred of Germans, Charlotte’s secrets threaten to explode their world.


christine danielle said...

This book looks interesting hope you enjoy it.
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Jill said...

Nice! Putting it on the list!

Lisa Mandina said...

That's a beautiful cover, and I do enjoy WWII stories. Good pick!
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Kay said...

This one sounds quite dramatic. Definitely a different take on some WWII events. Not sure I knew that there were many German POW's in the US proper. Wonder how they came here - U-boats? Thanks for sharing this!

Krystianna said...

Great choice! This is the first I've heard of this one but I adore the cover. I hope you enjoy it when it comes out.
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StinaMadsMN said...

I hope you like it!
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