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Set in rural Wisconsin during 1944-1945, this story centers around Maggie Wentworth, a wife, mother and farmer who struggles to keep her life in balance after her physically abusive husband enlists in the Army and is shipped to Europe during WWII. On one hand, she’s happy he left. On the other, she has to deal with the challenges of an aging father, a young son, and the temptation of an attractive POW who is harvesting apples on her farm.
While this book addresses a handful of timeless concerns like domestic violence and alcoholism, it also exposes racism, homophobia and fascism for the stains they truly are in our world – especially in these trying times. “The Home Front” is more than a love story between two central characters, it’s a lesson for all of us to understand how love needs to be put front-and-center in this ever-divided world.
A Note From the Publisher
“The twists, turns and surprises keep the story fresh.
Beautifully written—a page turner!”
—Pam Ferderbar, Huffington Post
“An engaging tale...A variety of tensions keep the engrossing narrative moving.”
“It touches the emotions at every level. A must read.”
—Pamela Ford, Award-Winning Author
“Perfectly paced and so real, I could feel the mud on my shoes.”
—Brad Hicks, Emmy-Winning Journalist
“This book grabs you and draws you in from the start. Breathtaking imagery and compelling characters . . . a tale of intrigue and suspense. A wonderful debut.”
—Jim Palmer, Milwaukee Magazine Contributor
“A gripping tale.”
—Bobby Tanzilo, OnMilwaukee.com