About the Book
Book: Hearts Under Fire
Author: Cori Lynn
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release date: April 3, 2022
When Laura, a heartbroken antique expert, stumbles across an old steamer trunk, she decides it is the perfect restoration project to distract her from her recent loss. She quickly discovers the trunk has a few mysteries of its own, including a journal dating back to 1941.
Laura finds herself caught up in a heroic love story between Ava and her high school sweetheart Dean. Their story of first love is suddenly interrupted when World War II begins, and Dean is sent to the front lines; leaving Ava to bravely fight her own battles supporting the war effort from home.
Laura soon identifies with Ava’s perseverance and in the process, is challenged to overcome her own hardships. However, the journal unexpectedly ends, leaving Laura with unanswered questions about Ava’s life. Laura is determined to uncover the missing pieces from the journal, but will she find the answers she seeks? And can she find the courage to love again?
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This is a nicely written split time story. It does a great job of sucking you into the story. Laura has been through a good bit of her own issues. The trunk she finds, with the journal inside, gives her a new mission. Like us as the reader, she is pulled into the life of a young woman who's a crossroads in her life. These pages full of the life and struggles Ava was dealing with are happening in the 1940's just as WWII starts. Even so, Laura and anyone reading is quite connected to the story and all the characters. Ava's tale ends in a cliff-hanger. Did the man she loved die? What happened to Ava? Can Laura find the answers and if she does, what are those answers going to be?
I liked the mystery, the dual story, and the way this author wrote. God gets us through the bad times. This book is nostalgic, poignant and able to be shared with women of all ages with it's clean and well woven romance.
About the Author
Cori Lynn is a novelist and screenwriter based in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to her latest novel, Hearts Under Fire, she has written multiple screenplays including two feature-length films. As her recognition as a screenwriter evolved, she eventually walked away with an “Audience Choice” and “Best Story” award from the Phoenix Film Festival.
Cori graduated with a global business degree from Arizona State University and works full time as a Marketing Director. She spends her free time playing with her puppy, redecorating her home and crafting her next story.
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Hearts Under Fire is a historical romance with a contemporary twist. The historical plotline was inspired by the first-hand accounts provided by my grandparents on both sides of the family. Hearts Under Fire differs in that it brings in a contemporary twist and it explores the idea of the parallels between the love story in 1941 and the contemporary love story from present day.
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