The Lieutenant's Girl
by Shari J. Ryan
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Pub Date 22 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 22 Jun 2022
Pearl Harbor, 1941. War planes hurtle across the horizon, skimming the clouds. Gunpowder fills the air as the earth shatters. Everett’s hands cup my cheeks. “If I lose you, Elizabeth, please know that the time I’ve spent with you has been worth every second I’ve been alive.”
Elizabeth, a young Jewish woman, is training to be a nurse in Pearl Harbor, where the turquoise ocean laps the golden sand. When she meets Everett, a Hollywood actor who has given up his glamorous life to join the Air Force on the tiny island, the breath is knocked out of her. Over a sweltering Hawaiian summer, they fall madly in love, Elizabeth getting lost in Everett’s emerald eyes.
But one fateful day, sirens rend the air and warplanes fly over the harbor. Elizabeth and Everett cling to each other as the ground shakes and smoke suffocates them. Miraculously they survive but, in that instant, their world is ripped apart.
Though they are hopelessly devoted to one another, they vow to serve their country—even if it costs their lives. Elizabeth joins the Army Nurse Corps in Europe and Everett flies across the world chasing down the enemy. With a tearful goodbye, they promise to write.
But when Everett’s letters stop arriving, Elizabeth fears the worst. Will she ever see the love of her life again? And what chance does she have of surviving Europe, where Hitler’s tyrannical rule places her own life in grave danger?
Fans of The Girls of Pearl Harbor, The Alice Network and The Tattooist of Auschwitz will be utterly addicted to this unputdownable and devastatingly romantic tear-jerker about the heartbreaking reality of war and the power of love to overcome all.
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Readers love The Lieutenant’s Girl:
“I can barely see now because I spent so much of the book in tears. I cried because my heart hurt. I cried in joy. I cried because I was laughing so hard. It’s also possible that I may be a little dehydrated now that I’m finished reading it. Even though it asked so much of me, I will not hesitate to go back and read it over and over again… This felt like one part Pearl Harbor, one part Schindler’s List, and all the uniquely Shari J. Ryan flair to tie it all together. My book hangover at the end of this one is going to take hours, possibly even days, to recover. Take this as the warning it’s meant to be and keep boxes of tissues handy.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow wow wow, what a book… I don’t think any words will do this book justice. It was powerful, emotional, breathtaking and just absolutely beautiful… I adored the love story.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“From start to finish, I absolutely loved this book. My only disappointment was when I came to the last page.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Will leave you feeling all the emotions. I was fully immersed in this book––I had tears streaming down my cheeksinto my face mask while flying at 30,000 feet.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I loved everything about this book… I had tears in my eyes.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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“Such a beautiful, powerful, and emotional story. So heartbreaking. I was completely riveted, with my heart racing from beginning to end. Will touch your soul and take your breath away… I loved every moment.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This novel left me breathless, wanting more… I don't think there are any adjectives, other than breathtaking, to describe this novel. Ten worthy stars.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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