Summer reads aren’t restricted to summer. Staying close to home, curling up on the coach, taking some downtime with a good book are all worthy endeavours in springtime, too. With help from Goodreads, NetGalley, blurbs from book launches, and our own reading time here at MuskokaStyle, we’re putting together previews of upcoming “summer reads” for our readers.
The first, from New Zealand’s Soraya M. Lane, the bestselling author of Wives of War, comes a book in one of our favourite genres: historical fiction. The Girls of Pearl Harbor is a harrowing tale of four brave young nurses whose lives change forever in the wake of the 1941 attack on Hawaii.
When Grace, April, and Poppy join the US Army Nurse Corps, they see it as little more than an adventure, one made all the better by their first station: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Joined at the hip, idealistic Grace, exuberant Poppy, and brave but haunted April frolic in the sun, attending parties, flirting with the handsome soldiers, and becoming fast friends with seasoned nurse Eva.
Within just a few horrifying hours, their sparkling hopes turn to black rubble and ash. Now embroiled in a war they never could have imagined, they must decide what truly matters to them and face grief as they never have before. Death may await them—but so do hope and purpose. In the midst of the carnage, can they find happiness and learn to fight not just for their country’s honor but for themselves?
About the Author
Soraya M. Lane earned a law degree before realizing that law wasn’t the career for her and that her future was in writing. She is now the author of historical and contemporary women’s fiction, and her novel Wives of War is an Amazon Charts bestseller. Lane lives on a small farm in her native New Zealand with her husband, their two young sons, and a collection of four-legged friends. When she’s not writing, she loves to be outside playing make-believe with her children or snuggled up inside reading. For more information about Soraya and her books, visit www.sorayalane.com or www.facebook.com/SorayaLaneAuthor, or follow her on Twitter @Soraya_Lane.
Source: Goodreads & NetGalley