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Monday, May 15, 2017

Alice's Notions



Great historical novels are usually based around historical facts and that is what makes them so good. During WWII, America faced its own challenges dealing with German or Russian spies living among small cities and learning what they could to help win the war. In the novel, Alice's Notions, Alice Brighton is facing her future as a war-time widow, losing her husband Joe as one of those casualties. Now she has opened a small sewing and craft notions store designed for women, but it isn't being received well by her landlord, Rick Morrison. He believes his rental property should be given to men returning home from the war and not something just for women.

The one thing Alice understands is that she isn't going to be bullied by him and has vowed to stand her ground. She even takes in a war refugee to aid in running her shop, she just never expected Greta Engell to be a German migrant. She doesn't believe she can deal with having someone of the same country that took the life of her husband working under her, and would have sent her packing if she didn't sprain her ankle trying to set things up. Now she has no choice but to deal with Greta's help for now if she wants to open her store on time. In order to begin to bring some new businesses back to Burning Bush, her women's committee suggests a barn quilt tour. However not all the town's residents are so open to having strangers tour their small town. They are fine with them staying in the confines of town just not the outlying barns that are in the hollers.

While Rick Morrison vanishes on 'business trips' without any explanation where he is headed and when he will return, Alice learns that he served with Joe and has Joe to thank for saving his life. Now he believes it is his personally responsibility to care for Alice. While she won't give up the idea of opening her notions store, she is mildly curious about her growing attraction to him and why he seems to have all this money even though he lives in such a small town like Burning Bush. Can Alice trust those that she knows the most, or are there spies living where she least expects it? Time will tell if she can survive long enough to know the truth.

I received Alice's Notions by Tamera Lynn Kraft compliments of Desert Breeze Publishing. This is such a wonderful story not only about the effects of war on those left behind, but how they moved on in spite of the odds against them. Enemies spies were prevalent in small towns based on their close proximity to government buildings or industrial plants. People living in small towns didn't realize that some of these people turned out to be friends or even family living under the same roof that they did and this novel plays on those historical facts very well. Makes you second guess just how well you know the people around you. I give this novel a 5 out of 5 stars and look forward to many more novels from Tamera Lynn Kraft in the near future!

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