Twilight of Memory



❴Read❵ ➲ Twilight of Memory Author Julia Faye Smith – E17streets4all.co.uk One Man One War Two WomenAt twenty two Henry Townsend had the world in his hands his cherished Lilly by his side; a bright future planned in his beloved valley home Life promised him happiness America One Man One War Two WomenAt twenty two Henry Townsend had the world in his hands his cherished Lilly by his side; a bright future planned in his beloved valley home Life promised him happiness America’s entrance into WWII turned that promise to dust Desperately Henry sought to find a way to serve his country while remaining by Lilly’s side On the night he found his solution Lilly disappeared Months later only one thing promised a shattered Henry survival a band of brothers skiers and outdoor enthusiasts like Twilight of eBook Õ himself Together they formed the th Mountain Division Ski Troops US Army Together they trained for war made their way to Italy and fought desperately against the Germans The same war that had shattered Henry’s dreams now threatened to shatter Henry’s life Could this same war somehow save him Could the peace he had known in his Colorado valley be found in a war torn valley in Italy Could salvation be found in the arms of a war scarred nurse Twilight of Memory explores the power of memory and love to hurt to haunt and possibly to heal Get to know Henry Lilly Daisy and the th Mountain Ski Troops in thishistorical fiction romance.Twilight of Memory

Julia Faye Dockery Smith a native of Alabama attended local public schools in Tuscaloosa She began her writing career in the th grade at Tuscaloosa Jr High when she won a writing contest On stage to accept her reward she was asked if she wanted to say anything She replied Someday I will write a book She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Montevallo receivi.

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  • 267 pages
  • Twilight of Memory
  • Julia Faye Smith
  • English
  • 14 June 2015
  • 9781495420207

10 thoughts on “Twilight of Memory

  1. says:

    Enjoyable and interestingI was nearly done with this novel when I realized it reminded me of books by Nicholas Sparks Hopefully the author takes this as a compliment

  2. says:

    Twilight of Memory – Julia Faye SmithAt twenty two Henry Townsend had the world in his hands; his cherished Lilly by his side; a bright future planned in his beloved valley home Life promised him happiness America’s entrance into WWII turned that promise to dust Desperately Henry sought to find a way to serve his country while remaining by Lilly’s side On the night he found his solution Lilly disappeared Months later only one thing promised a shattered Henry survival a band of brothers skiers and outdoor enthusiasts like himself Together they formed the 10th Mountain Division America's Ski Troops of the US Army Together they trained for war made their way to Italy and fought desperately against the Germans The same war that shattered Henry’s dreams now threatened to shatter Henry’s life Could this same war somehow save him? Could the peace he had known in his Colorado valley be found in a war torn valley in Italy? Could salvation be found in the arms of a war scarred nurse? Twilight of Memory explores the power of memory and love to hurt to haunt and possibly to heal Get to know Henry Lilly Daisy and the 10th Mountain Ski Troops in this gentle historical fiction love storyIt was a genuine pleasure to read this exceptionally well researched book It is told from the points of view of both American Henry and Japanese American Lilly and encompasses their lives during World War Two the lives of their extended families and the Italian and English families that Henry gets to know and love The book could comfortably fit into several genres; historical fiction war romance maybe others and would appeal to anyone who enjoys a good story well toldThe book encompasses many fascinating and little known aspects of WW2 and I learnt a lot without feeling I was being taught Contemporary news items add immensely to the scene as do the vivid but not tedious descriptions of places I could actually see the vibrant pots of geraniums so well were they describedI found the way that the training of the men for the Alpine Division was exceptionally well written coming in the form of a series of letters which made a subject that could have been uite tedious to some flow and become fascinating with ‘Henry’s’ chatty missives The letter he writes to his best mate and new brother in law Walt is fascinatingly full of detail about the appallingly horrific conditions endured on the first manoeuvre Dialogue flows easily and naturallyHenry jumped in trying to think and answer at the same time “Well no not construction exactly Just helping to keep the buildings in good repair on our farm I can swing a hammer and hit the nail as well as most I guess”“Drafting? Engineering?” Donny asked“No”“Okay kid what do you do in your spare time? We need hands here but you gotta help me out”“Well I work the orchards ride the trails on the western slope ski hike backpack camp out fish white water rafting” he paused to think and Donny jumped in“Okay I got it” He turned to a man at a table in the back “ Say Sam don’t you still need help laying some trails?”I don’t think I am giving too much of a spoiler here when I mention that at some point during the story Henry’s father dies The letter written by his sister is so very moving that I felt tears prickling the back of my eyesThe author has thoughtfully put a section at the end covering the factual aspects of the story More information about General George Hays commander of the Mountain Division can be found here Smith is a born story teller with an amazing grasp of history and human emotion I look forward to reading of her work

  3. says:

    I received this book for free as a Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest reviewAs part of the afterword the author talks about how she's not sure if the book should be classed as historical fiction or historical romance but is probably both and I couldn't agree The historical aspects of WWII and the aftermath are integral to the story but they are not the focal point In the end the story is about a man and the two great loves of his life I found it interesting that really for one of the relationships we are shown of the ending and the build up to that and the other we're shown the meeting and start of the relationship In the end it makes both romances feel a little incomplete but it would have to have been a much longer and probably less interesting book to fill in all the gaps I did feel a little rushed through the rest of their lives together and then suddenly it's 33 years laterAn entertaining read in which I learned a lot about a couple of regions I have never been to

  4. says:

    A well crafted and good story it just wasn't my kind of story If you like stories about WWII and how it affected people's lives both in war and back home you'll like it And I did like it it's just for me it wasn't captivating I think the fault here lies in my tastes than in the uality of this book so if it appeals to you give it a try it is worth the read

  5. says:

    This is a wonderful book

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