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Anne Wakefield travels halfway around the world for love. But when she arrives in Canada from England at the end of World War II, she discovers the handsome Canadian pilot she’d fallen in love with has married someone else. Heartbroken, she prepares to return to London, though she has nothing left there to return to. Her former fiancé’s mother makes a suggestion: marriage ...more
ebook, 98 pages
Published 2012
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Meg - A Bookish Affair
I've always been fascinated by stories of the women who came over to America and Canada after the World Wars as war brides. I have really only read non-fiction stories about these women so I found this book interesting off the bat. I think it's just so fascinating that these women left everything that they knew behind for the promise of love and a perhaps a better life in the process. Tis a romantic idea, no?

I felt really bad for Anne. She comes to Canada wanting to marry one brother, Anders, on
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Romancing the Book
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

A new WW II romance from Jana Richards is always a treat, and this one is no exception. Set in Jana’s home country of Canada, the story provides a nice look at life on a farm in the time period before and just after the war.

Anne Wakefield, almost literally left at the altar, is a gutsy heroine. The German blitz of London didn’t stop her, and neither will this new and shocking turn of events. Bu
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Linda
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Anne Wakefield, a nurse, sat in the Emerald train station waiting for her fiance' to arrive, but everyone had left leaving her the only one still waiting. She had come from England on the War Bride Train and since all of her family had been killed in a bomb blast of the family home all she had was a few friends left. Anders Gustafson had rentlessly pursued her,and even bought her nylons and chocolates. At his last sortie he proposed and having no ties, she agreed to marry him and come to the oth ...more
SheLove2Read
Jul 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
Technically a Canadian historical, this is a touching tale about a war bride in 1945. Spurned by the fiancee she traveled thousands of miles to be with, she finds herself taken in by his family when he runs off with an old flame. I won't say too much because this is a short read at only 79 pages. I thought the heroine was much more magnanimous than I ever would have been, and found myself rooting for her happy ending almost from the start. Except for one eye rolling moment by the hero, my only r ...more
Zeinab Dh
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I got this in exchange for an honest review, I like this genre of books and I have never read anything for Jana before so this was nice to see her work and I happy that I did because I liked the book I She comes to Canada to get married and only to find out the marriage is not happening and the events from then on start I liked the action and how her life changes with each chapter and character that she encounters I liked the end a lot but felt that there were still missing pieces to this book m ...more
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Jana Richards has tried her hand at many writing projects over the years, from magazine articles and short stories to paranormal suspense and romantic comedy. She loves to create characters with a sense of humor, but also a serious side. She believes there's nothing more interesting then peeling back the layers of a character to see what makes them tick.

When not writing up a storm, working at her
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