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Home and away: : a World War II Christmas story, Dean Hughes, (ebook)

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Home and away: : a World War II Christmas story
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Home and away:
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a World War II Christmas story
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Dean Hughes
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eng
Summary
A historical fiction novel told from the perspective of a son fighting on the battlefields of Europe during World War II and his mother, struggling with worry and uncertainty about her soldier son while she tries to keep a semblenance of a normal, happy Christmas holiday back on the home front. Norma Hayes has always tried to make Christmas special for her family, but 1944 will make that more difficult with money being tight and wartime rationing making everything hard to come by. Aware of his mother's hardships and the worry from having her eldest son at war, second son, Dennis, is determined to buy his mother a special gift this Christmas, a lavender blue dress he hopes will bring her comfort as a symbol of special times gone by and the hope of a brighter future with the family reunited at war's end. Meantime, on the long campaign to free Europe, her soldier son carries on as best he can, the horrors of war taking its heavy toll on armies and civilians alike. On a battlefield far from home in Holland with his 101st Airborne battalion, he catches a familiar scent of lavender which briefly transports him back to the home front to the perfume scent his mother wore, giving him a short respite and reuniting the family once again if only in his imagination. This historical fiction novel is a nostalgic and tender story about the power of love, the reality of war, and the hope we all have that things will turn out all right
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Midwest
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1943-
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Hughes, Dean
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813/.54
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no index present
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fiction
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dictionaries
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Read by Kirby Heyborne
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  • Heyborne, Kirby
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Families
  • Electronic books
  • Ogden (Utah)
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adult
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Home and away: : a World War II Christmas story, Dean Hughes, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781629733890
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11721965
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remote
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11721965
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MWT11721965
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Home and away: : a World War II Christmas story, Dean Hughes, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781629733890
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11721965
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11721965
System control number
MWT11721965
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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