I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hope at Dawn by Stacy Henrie
Published by Grand Central Publishing on June 24th 2014
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Historical, 20th Century, Sagas, Christian
IN A TIME OF WAR, LOVE IS THE INSPIRATION.
With her brothers away fighting the Great War overseas, Livy Campbell desperately wants to help her family. Her chance comes when she meets a handsome stranger who lands her a job as a teacher in a place far from her parents' farm. But the war casts a long shadow over the German-American town that Livy now calls home-and the darkness will test everything she thought she knew about family and love . . .
More than anything, Friedrick Wagner wants to be part of his adopted country's struggle for peace. But when the bitter animosity between Germans and Americans soon turns citizens against newcomers, friend against friend, he will do whatever it takes to protect Livy from the hysteria that grips their town. As tragedy-and dark secrets from the past-threaten their future, Friedrick and Livy have one chance to stand up for what's right . . . and one chance to fight for their love.
This book is set in 1918 around the war. Olivia Campbell is 20 years old and trying to cope with the fact that her beau has come back from the war differant, he was injured so he’s turned to alcohol to deal with his problems, and her two oldest brothers, her closest friends, have gone to war.
She was going to college to become a teacher but when her brothers got drafted she left to go home and help her family with the farm. So she’s trying to figure out what to do with her life.
She hears about a school in need of a teacher from a man she met at a dance and with her parents permission try’s for the job.
She finds out once there that the community is German American and with the war going on she has her guard up. She learns that the prejudice isn’t just about Germans, even German Americans it also is coming from them toward her.
She finds out that the same guy (Frederick)who recommended the job is now the school care taker.
There budding relationship is endangered because of the rift between there cultures.
I really liked this book, there were some expected moments and some very unexpected and I liked learning things about the war that is didn’t realize:) I would definitely recommend it!!!