The French War Bride

The French War Bride

As Amélie recalls the dark days of the Nazi occupation of Paris, The French War Bride reveals how history shapes the course of our lives...for better or for worse. READERS GUIDE INSIDE

Author: Robin Wells

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698405288

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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*USA TODAY BESTSELLER* World War II Paris serves as the backdrop for a story of compassion, betrayal, and forgiveness from the national bestselling author of The Wedding Tree... At her assisted living center in Wedding Tree, Louisiana, ninety-three-year-old Amélie O’Connor is in the habit of leaving her door open for friends. One day she receives an unexpected visitor—Kat Thompson, the ex-fiancée of her late husband, Jack. Kat and Jack were high school sweethearts who planned to marry when Jack returned from France after World War II. But in a cruel twist of fate, their plans were irrevocably derailed when a desperate French girl overheard an American officer’s confession in a Parisian church... Now, Kat wants to know the truth behind a story that’s haunted her whole life. She thinks finding out how Amélie stole Jack’s heart will finally bring her peace. As Amélie recalls the dark days of the Nazi occupation of Paris, The French War Bride reveals how history shapes the course of our lives...for better or for worse. READERS GUIDE INSIDE
Categories: Fiction

She Gets That from Me

She Gets That from Me

Robin Wells. BERKLEY TITLES BY ROBIN WELLS The Wedding Tree The French War Bride She Gets That from Me She Gets That from Me ROBIN WELLS BERKLEY New York.

Author: Robin Wells

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781984802019

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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Quinn never expected that her best friend’s courageous decision to be a single mother by choice would end up transforming her own life in this poignant novel from USA Today bestselling author Robin Wells. When Quinn Langston’s best friend unexpectedly passes away, Quinn embraces Brooke’s three-year-old daughter Lily and elderly grandmother Margaret as the family she’s always wanted. She’ll do whatever it takes to help them heal, but she didn’t anticipate Lily’s biological father would be part of the plan. Margaret is old-fashioned, though, and she has no compunction about finding a way to reach Lily’s dad, a sperm donor. After all, he's a blood relative, and she believes family should raise family. Zack Bradley doesn't know what to expect when he finds out he has a child. Sperm donors don't usually get to meet their...well, he's not sure what to call Lily yet, but he’s certain he wants to get to know her. There’s just one of problem: he’s about to move to Seattle with his wife, Jessica, who’s undergone multiple infertility treatments, desperately wants a family of her own and can’t stand the idea of Zack playing daddy to another woman’s child. Together, they’ll all learn that the human heart is infinitely expandable and there are many different roads to family.
Categories: Fiction

War Brides and Rosies

War Brides and Rosies

the Empress of France. ... Wedding Bells in Canada Bride from NovaScotia learns to speakItalian Aprilis(Hancock) Elva Irene (19242011) Aprilis, DinoCA Elva Irene Hancock, born in WhiteRock, N.S. 1924, wasoneof ten children born to John ...

Author: Barbara Ann Lambert

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466951891

Category: History

Page: 334

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Nestled on the British Columbia coast, the community of Powell River sent several Canadian men and women overseas to fight in the World War II. When all was said and done, more than forty war bride families made their home in Powell River and the nearby town of Stillwater. War Brides and Rosies compiles these families amazing stories and artfully captures the history of Powell River and Stillwater, British Columbia, during World War II. Barbara Ann Lambert recounts how the Powell River Company became a major player in war production as local girls became Rosies of the north, assembling planes for Boeing of Canada as well as running the largest pulp and paper mill in western Canada. Through their monthly newsletter, the company also became a social network. It included correspondence from Powell Rivers service men and women stationed around the world and news on overseas marriages. Using this resource, as well as accounts from war brides and their families, Lambert shows how these women influenced the communities and helped change the perspective of womens roles in Canadian society. Full of vivid detail, War Brides and Rosies is an important contribution to the local history of these Canadian communities.
Categories: History

Amidst Cheers They Marched to War

Amidst Cheers  They Marched to War

His bride was Emily Cresser, 21, who was living at Beecham Farm in Preston, possibly as a servant. It was a quiet wedding as Frank's brother William had been drowned six months earlier. Shortly after the wedding, Frank returned to the ...

Author: Hannah Spencer

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789014594

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 762

Warfare has redefined our world over the past century. Even the smallest communities have cheered their men as they marched away, and laid wreaths for those who didn’t return. The villages which formed the Alscot Estate in Warwickshire are no different. Their men lie in graves in France, India, Iraq, Burma, South Africa and many other places besides. Some are remembered in perpetuity. Others are not. None of those touched by war returned home the same. Physically and emotionally, their lives were changed forever, for better or for worse. The cost to them, their families and their communities was great. The Second World War in particular redefined life for those on the home front. As conflict brings out the worst in people, it also brings out the best. This book tells stories of incredible feats of bravery. Humour amidst intolerable hardships. Dedication, sacrifice, camaraderie lasting decades. Men, women and children striving to do their best for their country. People simply getting on with things, because they had to be done. This is their tribute.
Categories: History

Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks

Robin Wood. It is this structure (at once generic and social) of oppression and entrapment that Hawks's films so ... half- hour of / Was a Male War Bride, but only as an expedient for getting the (French) husband into the United States.

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814338377

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 583

A significant and contemporary study of director Howard Hawks by influential film critic Robin Wood, reprinted with a new introduction.
Categories: Performing Arts

Bride s Book of Etiquette

Bride s Book of Etiquette

Revised and Updated Bride's Magazine Editors. Ethnic touches , which celebrate the couple's various cultures and traditions , add another important dimension to wedding celebrations today . Plan a wedding that includes traditions ...

Author: Bride's Magazine Editors

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399528660

Category: Reference

Page: 354

View: 890

Everyone dreams of the perfect wedding… And for nearly seven decades, Bride’s magazine has been the leading authority on the subject, with advice that is both practical and sympathetic to the needs of the bride, the groom, their families and friends. Now in a completely revised edition, Bride’s Book of Etiquette offers the most up-to-date information on engagement and wedding planning, and realistic solutions for any problem that couples may encounter. In this trusted classic, you’ll find out: How to draw up—and pare down—the guest list How to word invitations for every circumstance How to get his family to share wedding expenses, and who pays for what Where to seat divorced parents, and how to make sure they’ll get along How to dress the bride, groom, mothers, and bridal party at every hour for every type of wedding Contemporary ideas for a long-weekend wedding, a destination wedding and more How to handle last-minute glitches, include children in a second wedding, and answer the tough question: “Am I invited to the wedding?” Registering on the Internet, the dos and don’ts Updated etiquette for a second wedding The new honeymoon rules—romantic trips in today’s world
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Newsweek

Newsweek

-let Mayflower pack your wedding gifts . Nothing is more important to you than your wedding gifts.That is why you will appreciate May- ... sor of agriculture , a French war bride , the daughter of a Cuban diplomat , a Greek grocer .

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ISBN: UCSB:31205013833221

Category: Business and politics

Page: 1594

View: 561

Categories: Business and politics

The Wedding Day in All Ages and Countries

The Wedding Day in All Ages and Countries

Edward J. Wood. CHAPTER VII . German Marriages . - Wife - buying .-- The Morgengabe .-- Straw Symbols.Pay Weddings . ... Marriages in France . - Marriages at the Church Door . - Money distributed at Marriages.Bride Favors .

Author: Edward J. Wood

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783846057513

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 618

Reprint of the original, first published in 1869.
Categories: Fiction

Staff Bulletin

Staff Bulletin

Blanche Moen Educator Sidney Herbert Wood's hacid tests for an " Educated Man " : 1 -- Can you entertain a new idea ? ... Play 20 , 1947 , FRENCH WAR BRIDE Our French war bride , Mrs. Hulburt ( nee Michelle Guiblain ) in the ...

Author: University of Minnesota. Library

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ISBN: UIUC:30112048600693

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Publishers Weekly

Publishers  Weekly

My Cousin Caroline's Wedding . By Mrs. Wood . My Husband's First Love . By Mrs. Henry Wood . The Twin Lieutenants ; or , The Soldier's Bride ... MRS . WARFIELD'S OTHER WORKS . Petersons ' Complete Coin Book . Near 2000 in all .

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11335645

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Page: 854

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