Book 1 - Gargano-Callahan series A Fierce Will to Live, a Poignant Desire to Love . . . December 7, 1941. Maggie Lawrence's security as an Army nurse in Manila changed irrevocably after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Aboard a steamer retreating to Corregidor, she met Anthony Gargano, a larger-than-life Marine sergeant. Caught in the eye of the storm, they resolved to face together whatever lay ahead. But in a world spinning out of control, tomorrow was only a dream. Yet Maggie and Anthony found in each other a love that knew no rules and could not wait.