Wild Rose Vigil, 7th final chapter in the Eva and the Irishman series. It’s December 1941 and FDR has declared war on Japan and Germany. No one, not even the Dady-O’Neill clan and its patriarchs Eva and Liam are insulated from the shock and horror of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the immediate enlistment of countless Montana and American men patriotically declaring to defend their country. Lives are thrown into turmoil when some of the ranch’s own head to town hall and sign up with little or no discussion. Rusty, Ida’s husband and father of two little ones enlists in the Army’s 4th Infantry and heads to Georgia. Benny signs with the Navy to become a ship’s mechanic and heads for San Diego. Eddie, who’s already a Captain in the 101st Airborne who’s come home for one last leave, will be reassigned to Camp Toccoa to train paratroopers. Little does anyone know that while Benny heads for the Solomon Islands in the engine room of a cruiser in a convoy carrying U.S. Marines to battle, Eddie and Rusty will become a part of the largest seaborne invasion in history. And what about those left behind—a mother and father, two wives and their families? How will they cope with the months’ long—even years’ long separations not knowing if their loved ones are even alive? Liam and Eva, in their seventies now, are still the foundation that keeps the loving family strong. How will Ellen, with her son Eddie, who’s suddenly in love, and off to war now, keep her sanity? And how will the sudden love of Eddie’s life, Carrie, manage without him?