Bestselling author Melody Carlson captures hearts with a beautifully written romance set just after World War II.
It's almost New Year's 1946, a perfect time for Caroline Marshall to start a new chapter in her life. Widowed three years ago when she lost her husband in the war, she has decided to move with her nine-year-old son to join her sister's family in sunny California. Her sister's new house has a basement apartment for Caroline to rent, and though jobs for women are scarce with so many veterans returning from the war, it seems the local chocolate factory is hiring. The apartment turns out to be rather dingy, and the job may be working the assembly line--a step down from Caroline's office job as a secretary back in Minnesota. But Caroline is determined to make a great new life for herself and her son. As she goes about making that happen, she keeps running into a handsome stranger--at the diner, at church, and he even works for M.G. Chocolates. With a New Year, a new home, and a new job, is Caroline ready to find new love?
This was a sweet book. Caroline is a widow because of the war. Her husband was killed in duty and she works to support her and her son. She moves across the country to live with her sister and find a job in California. She lands a job on her first day out at the chocolate factory, but it is only temporary. A handsome man she had been seeing around town works at the factory as well. While she makes several good friends, she also makes some enemies, but perhaps she will find love again!I liked Caroline. She was a strong woman working hard in what is considered a man's world. I felt bad for her raising her son all alone, but I loved her son. He was so thoughtful and caring! I loved his manners and how good he was with his little cousin. 'Terry' is a good guy and I really liked him, though he had his dense moments, he was a great catch!
This was a sweet romance. 4/5
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