It is 1945, and the war is finally over. Millions of lives have been changed and now have to be rebuilt. Patrick O’Shay is a returning soldier, on extended leave, waiting for his final discharge. He wants to put his life back together but he is not sure how. Everything he has ever known is gone. When he returns home, his reality is a lot different than he expected. His first meeting with a feisty, beautiful landlady lands both of them rolling on the floor. It is a shock, but it is also a challenge he accepts.
Ivy Yeager is through with men. They are nothing but trouble and aggravation. She is not capable of telling the difference between the good and the worthless, and she has had enough of useless guys in her life. She is not going to take a chance again! The trouble starts, though, when she finds herself attracted to a returning soldier who holds her livelihood in the palm of his hand.
Can two individuals with heartbreak and distrust between them, begin to rebuild their lives together? Can they take a chance in a world that is changing daily?
Publisher’s Note: This historical romance includes elements of domestic discipline and sensual scenes. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.
Charming book for my traditional frame of mind.
Was a very good book.. But, I felt that meaningless pages were spent on describing every aspect of everything going on around this boarding house and the war hero who resides inside.
The refreshing part for me was an introduction to a time period where women were strong but submissive to their husbands .
Some people may not like the spankings but that isn’t what this book was about . It’s about a strong respectable man courting a beautiful, sassy, strong ,independent woman who had to be convinced at times it’s ok to trust him , trust love and to trust friendships from all walks of life.
The book was a very meaningful read but got bogged down in details at times . I would recommend this book as it teaches to eradicate prejudice and fear during a very trying time period in our countries history. Let this book take you on a journey after world war 2 ....You’ll learn a lot about the time period and to be patient as you read.