After two years at the mercy of the Canadian Expeditionary force and the German war machine, Harry ran out of metaphors for death, synonyms for brown, and images of darkness. When he encounters color among the floating islands of Amiens and life in the form a widow and her little son, hope ensnares him. Through three more long years of war and its aftermath, the hope she brings keeps Harry alive.
Rosemarie Legrand’s husband left her a tiny son, no money, and a savaged reputation when he died. She struggles to simply feed the boy and has little to offer a lonely soldier, but Harry’s devotion lifts her up. The war demands all her strength and resilience, will the hope of peace and the promise of Harry’s love keep her going?
When it is finally over will their love be enough?
Part 1, “Roses in Picardy,” (1916) first appeared in Never To Late: a Bluestocking Belles’ Collection and Part 4, “The Last Post,” (1919).first appeared in Follow Your Star Home: a Bluestocking Belles’ Collection, Both stories have been somewhat rewritten and new material added for this single volume. Parts 2 (1917) and 3 (1918) are all new.