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Guarded Passions

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Set in WWII England: “A fast-paced family saga that illuminates the life of a war bride” from the author of Love Changes Everything (Booklist).
England, 1943. After a whirlwind courtship, Helen Woodley married a Guardsman at the age of eighteen—only to be widowed before she was forty. Though she put on a brave face, Helen could no more reconcile herself to Adam’s death than she could accept the incestuous intrigues and affairs of life in the army.
Now Helen is faced with an unwelcome sense of déjà vu. For her impulsive, free-spirited daughter Ruth, eighteen years old herself, has fallen madly in love with a soldier about to be posted to Northern Ireland. And Ruth is desperately anxious to marry him. With a daughter every bit as willful and full of life as she once was, can Helen prevent history from repeating itself?

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