New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber leads off this heartwarming anthology about three women and their grandmothers –– grandmothers who remember with clarity living through war and peace, good times and bad, love and loss, as soldiers’ brides.
In Debbie’s story, and those by author friends Katherine Stone and Lois Faye Dyer, a young woman and her grandmother are drawn together by a common bond — their love for men in the military.
In Debbie’s “5-B Poppy Lane,” Debbie takes her readers back to the beloved small-town Washington setting of her Cedar Cove series, where they will enjoy meeting Ruth Shelton. All her life, Ruth has loved visiting her grandmother in Cedar Cove, but when Ruth returns this time she needs more than the unconditional love of her grandmother. She needs her grandmother’s sage advice as well, for Ruth is torn. She is in love with a soldier but doesn’t know if she has what it takes to be a military wife. As the two women grow closer, Ruth makes a startling discovery about her grandmother and her role during World War II.
Debbie’s father fought during World War II, and after losing her mother in recent months, Debbie found a journal filled with her mother’s heart-wrenching emotions penned while Debbie’s father fought –– and was a prisoner of war.