Along Came a Soldier

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At the end of World War II, the young girl had no idea she was the answer to a dying old man's prayer when along came a soldier into her life. Whether it was the power of the unknown prayer or the persistence of the soldier, that chance meeting changed her life into a roller coaster ride that was filled with fun and zany antics.Along Came a Soldier is a page turner in the style of June Harman Betts' first two books, Father Was A Caveman and We Were Vagabonds. It recreates the life of an American family immediately following World War II into the turbulent years of the Vietnam War.COMMENTS FROM ACTUAL READERS:I enjoyed June Harman Betts' articles in our local paper for years. Needless to say, I was thrilled to hear that she had written a book. AND WHAT A READ! ...As she did so well in her newspaper articles, she takes us to a place of memories, romance, heart-filled times of joy and sorrow-all while sharing the still unwinding story of our greatest generation. Dianne Cline, Denison University~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~As June Harman Betts pens the true story of the family's history, one becomes riveted by the highlights and heartbreaks of this intriguing family. The reader is drawn into the family's history with her ability to bring back memories of the reader's own bygone days through her vivid description of the various areas of the country where the family lived. One looks forward to her third book as she continues to weave her story with the young girl's marriage to a young soldier and their life together.James Ritchey, Newark, Ohio...Father Was A Caveman was so great, especially when it described days of long ago. I enjoyed it so much and also the sequel, We Were Vagabonds. June Harman Betts is a wonderful author. I could not put the book down. Even though I read it from the library in Petersburg, West Virginia, I had to order my own copy for future generations. Katherine Vance, Amazon.com Reader Review.
 

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About the author (2010)

June Harman Betts is a storyteller who in the tradition of Jan Karon brings her characters to such vivid life that you either feel you know them or wish you did. A former newspaper columnist, she is the author of three books in the Echoes In My Mind series: Father Was A Caveman, We Were Vagabonds and now, Along Came A Soldier. She has also been published in Chicken Soup For The Soul. Born near Seneca Caverns in West Virginia, she and her husband Richard live in Newark, Ohio near their children and grandchildren.

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