Sentimental Journey

Sentimental Journey The year is On the home front of the American Dream Like so many American women during WWII Catherine Wilson was waiting for her fianc s return from the Pacific and dreaming of married life Then

  • Title: Sentimental Journey
  • Author: Barbara Bretton
  • ISBN: 9780373163656
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • The year is 1943 On the home front of the American Dream Like so many American women during WWII, Catherine Wilson was waiting for her fianc s return from the Pacific and dreaming of married life Then her father enlists, too, and it s left to Catherine to manage his factorydevoting every waking hour to the hardest work of her life When Catherine first meets JohnnyThe year is 1943On the home front of the American Dream Like so many American women during WWII, Catherine Wilson was waiting for her fianc s return from the Pacific and dreaming of married life Then her father enlists, too, and it s left to Catherine to manage his factory devoting every waking hour to the hardest work of her life When Catherine first meets Johnny Danza at the Stage Door Canteen, he s just another GI heading overseas But when her fianc is killed, Johnny s V Mail becomes a lifeline, and soon their letters blossom into than friendship But it s only when a wounded Johnny arrives unexpectedly at Catherine s door, that true healing d true love n begin.

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  • Barbara Bretton

    Barbara Bretton is the USA Today bestselling, award winning author of than 40 books She currently has over ten million copies in print around the world Her works have been translated into twelve languages in over twenty countries Barbara has been featured in articles in The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Romantic Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Herald News, Home News, Somerset Gazette,among others, and has been interviewed by Independent Network News Television, appeared on the Susan Stamberg Show on NPR, and been featured in an interview with Charles Osgood of WCBS, among others Her awards include both Reviewer s Choice and Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Gold and Silver certificates from Affaire de Coeur the RWA Region 1 Golden Leaf and several sales awards from Bookrak Ms Bretton was included in a recent edition of Contemporary Authors Barbara loves to spend as much time as possible in Maine with her husband, walking the rocky beaches and dreaming up plots for upcoming books.

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  • Enjoyable romance set during World War IITwenty-one-year-old Catherine Wilson goes out one night with her family (dad, mom, sister) to the Stage Door Canteen. Her sister, Nancy, is a big film buff and she hopes to see some movie stars there. When they get to the canteen Catherine meets a young soldier (Johnny Danza, 25) who is friends with her father and is in his squadron. They dance and talk for some of the night. Johnny finds out Catherine’s fiancé, Douglas, is currently fighting in the wa [...]


  • This was a really good read about a family during the pivotal wartime years of 1944-1945. The main focus is on the romance between Catherine and her father's GI buddy Johnny. There's also a side romance between her sister Nancy and a sailor she writes to overseas, and Catherine's mother who misses her husband while he serves with Johnny in Europe.Catherine first meets Johnny at a sendoff dance in NYC for GI's heading overseas, including her father. She sparks a friendship with Johnny and promise [...]


  • I do not understand how so many people loved this book. I thought it glib and superficial. The characters truly lacked depth. Whenever the author wanted to conjure up the era she dropped a product name into the story. I was horrified that the author (editor shame on you) got important dates wrong. In the early pages the heroine repeatedly sees the movie White Christmas a movie made in 1954! Come on any true movie fan knows that the song White Christmas was introduced in the 1942 movie Holiday In [...]


  • I'd read this several years ago, back when it was part of the Century of American Romance from Harlequin. Revisiting it now shows me it hasn't lost it's appeal. It really brought home some of the struggles on the home front and the romance aspect focused on three separate couples. It was interesting to see how the war affected each romance. This is actually a decent read!



  • A wonderful read. This story made me feel as if I was living Cathy's story, experiencing her emotions, and had been taken back to New York in the mid 1940's, during wartime. Can't wait to read others by Ms. Bretton.


  • Reading about war especially World War II triggers something inside me that I can't quite pinpoint to. This is a fictional work about a family from World War II that find their father and fiancee of the daughter on the war front. The author has written about the helplessness of families with such sensitivity that I could not stop myself from getting deeply involved in their stories. Although it's fiction, I feel the letters between the characters and the entire atmosphere of rationing shortages [...]


  • A Heartwarming RollercoasterThis story brings to life the trials and changes brought a bout by the war. Fans of Elizabeth Berg will enjoy Barbara Bretton's novel.


  • Excellent! A Must ReadWhat a wonderful story by Barbara Bretton, one of the best! This book will pull you into the lives of the characters. There is Dot and Tom, parents of Catherine and Nancy. Catherine is going to marry Douglas when he returns from war. The war is going on between United States, Germany and Japan. Tom is going to leave the family and enlist even though Dot does not want him to leave her or the girls. The family goes to a banquet the day before Tom leaves and they meet Johnny w [...]


  • I was sent this book for an honest review. I was a little weary about this book at first, you see I am going outside of my box and trying to review different genres, and this book makes me so glad that I did. I loved how the author wrote this book, between the letters, to the actually whats happening and conversations, to the newsletters being released. I also loved how it made me feel like I was sitting down with my Grandpa and he was telling me about his time in World War II. It made me smile, [...]


  • Favorite Quotes:“Nancy had been beside herself. It seemed to Catherine that her little sister had been baptized with stardust and blessed by Max Factor. Nancy pored over her stacks of Photoplay and Modern Screen as if they held the secret of life. Nancy believed in love at first sight, that Clark Gable was the most handsome man in the whole world, and that if she only had Betty Grable’s legs, Rita Hayworth’s hair and Lana Turner’s smile, her happiness would be assured.”“The war made [...]


  • I've been on a WWII-set romance kick since last winter. I blazed through all of Sarah Sundin's novels that are set in WWII and then started looking for more. Bretton's first book in the "Home Front" series opens in 1943 and follows the Wilson family: patriarch Tom Wilson is off to war, leaving his wife and two daughters, Cathy and Nancy, behind. But a year later, Johnny Danza, a soldier in Tom's platoon, shows up injured and nearly unconscious on the Wilson's doorstep. As Cathy nurses Johnny bac [...]



  • Catherine's fiance is killed in the war. This is a story about her coming to terms with this, her father going to the war, and her little sister writing to a soldier. I liked the time frame. It was a simpler time in some ways, but they difficulties they had to endure, with loved ones going to war, I can't imagine. A soldier that Catherine's father was serving with shows up, wounded, at their door on Christmas eve. There were good descriptions about what would happen after the war. All the women [...]


  • Barbara Bretton is one of my newest favorite authors. This is the 3rd book I've read of her's and each one has been unique but filled with well-developed characters. She has a way of taking you to the time and place with descriptions that make you want to book the next flight out. This story is mainly a romance but is set during the second world war, so there is also drama and the feeling that some of the characters may not return from the war. As a woman, I felt the emotions of what it must hav [...]


  • I have several memories my parents shared about those times that match with Barbara Bretton. Moma shared her experience with the ration on gas, flour and sugar. Growing up in the 1940's in Oak Ridge, TN, I can remember the billboard signs (loose lips sink ships, etc). The three love stories are each different. One is steady and deep, one is long distance via letters (similar to internet hookups), one that builds from friendship into a deep love. This book provides a sensitive look at women on th [...]


  • Catherine and Douglass are engaged and their life is on hold until he gets back from fighting World War II. On the night they are celebrating her family's last night before Catherine's father is shipped out and they are meet the boys that are shipping out with her Dad, Catherine learns that her fiancé was killed in action. After her dad leaves Catherine becomes the person in charge of her Dad's plant.


  • Wonderful storyThis was such a wonderful world war 2 love story. From the very beginning you get swept up into the story of the main characters of the Wilson family. Not only were the characters very relatable, but you could just imagine what life was like for people living through the war both on the front and back home helping the war efforts back home. Bretton did a great job bringing to life what was going on in 1940's


  • Knocked backwardsThis book was fun to read because teasing mother's youth timeline. So many things she told me about and this book brought it alive. My mother read this book and loaned it tome because she was backed up to age 14. Delightfully written and well edited. I will read more books by this author.


  • Although I reckon it was a great story that had some realistic elements I feel let down because something was missing. I was trying to put my finger on what. I think at some point we stop being shown the story and begin being just told the story. Also I must point out the end of the ebook says Stranger in Paradise is Nancy and Gerry's story but it's decription elsewhere says its Mac Weaver's


  • Well written family storyI appreciated the variety of character perspectives and especially the correspondence between them. This was my first book of Barbara Bretton's. I just purchased book 2 in this series.


  • 3.5 StarsA very sweet, clean WWII era romance. It follows the Wilson ladies and their men fighting overseas. An interesting glimpse into the 1940's and life during the war. I would have loved an epilogue a little further into the future with updates on these couples!


  • WonderfulAnother edge of you seat, smack those dumb lovers, hope it all works out book. I loved it as all of Ms. Bretton books. Didn't think I'd like a wartime story but I did. I hope your books never end.


  • Gonna take a sentimental journeyGonna set my heart at easeGonna make a sentimental journeyTo renew old memoriesSo far so good. I love me some 1940s story.



  • Wonderful storyWhat a wonderful story! It was nice to get a peek into life during WW2. Really enjoyed the characters and storyline.


  • Beautiful Love Story and true picture of the changes war creates.Couldn't put it down. Up most of the night. True depiction of the era and how lifestyles changed due to the war.


  • SappyStory line was predictable, lacking in any real substance. Not my kind of novel. From reviews I had read I had higher expectations.


  • Enjoyed ,a lot about how the women in the fortys carried on during the second world war without their men. There was a love intrest and many different complaction.


  • Easy readA peek into a wartime family and the struggles of loss and emptiness. Touches on the struggles of women when the men came home to their jobs.


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