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Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers (2018 original; edició 2018)

de Sara Ackerman (Autor)

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"Hawaii, 1944. The Pacific battles of World War II continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested. Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives together one year after the disappearance of her husband. As rumors swirl and questions about his loyalties surface, Violet believes Ella knows something. But Ella is stubbornly silent. Something--or someone--has scared her. And with the island overrun by troops training for a secret mission, tension and suspicion between neighbors is rising. Violet bands together with her close friends to get through the difficult days. To support themselves, they open a pie stand near the military base, offering the soldiers a little homemade comfort. Try as she might, Violet can't ignore her attraction to the brash marine who comes to her aid when the women are accused of spying. Desperate to discover the truth behind what happened to her husband, while keeping her friends and daughter safe, Violet is torn by guilt, fear and longing as she faces losing everything. Again."--provided by publisher.… (més)
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Títol:Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers
Autors:Sara Ackerman (Autor)
Informació:MIRA (2018), 400 pages
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The story is set on the Big Island of Hawaii during WWII, when anit-Japanese sentiment is running high and whites are also greeted with suspicion. Violet's husband disappeared, and daughter Ella knows something about it, but she's not telling. The Japanese family's school is shut down and the husband interred. And the military sets up a training camp nearby, for the soldiers that will be sent to the Pacific. Since Pearl Harbor had been bombed, there was a lot of fear that the Big Island could be next. And Violet needs to do something to earn some money with her husband gone, so she comes up with the idea of baking sweet pies and setting up a stand right outside the military base on Saturdays. ( )
  nancynova | Nov 17, 2020 |
Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers, by Sara Ackerman, is set during World War II, shortly after Pearl Harbor, when anti-Japanese sentiment was at its height. The story focused in alternating sections on a mainlander schoolteacher and her daughter, but their ohana includes another teacher, boarding with them, their Japanese neighbors, the soldiers stationed nearby, and more. The women start a pie stand for the local soldiers, and despite the serious themes, this book will definitely make you hungry for Hawaiian fusion food. ( )
  TheFictionAddiction | Aug 12, 2020 |
Once upon a time, Violet's world was turned upside down not once but thrice. First, she was swept off her feet by Herman, a man of good standing and noble intentions, whisked away to the islands, and a life was built around the friendship turned more with Ella as the wonderful "byproduct" of their home grown love. The second time was when that same said stalwart figure in her life...disappeared without a trace...and the only one who knows something isn't talking. So, who's playing mum? That'd be Ella, but despite KNOWING she's holding something back, she doesn't have proof nor the desire to disrupt her daughter's life any more than it has been already, so she buries the speculations, covers the uncertainties, and tries to move on with some semblance of normalcy while still humbly searching for answers. The thrice world rocking event was a bit more complicated...

This mile marker involved more than a moment, but ultimately life changing and far reaching events. Violet's heart was reawakened by truth, tragedy, and a sweet second chance romance that reminds her that life is for the living, the past belongs in the past, but neither one says we need to leave behind those we love. We could feel her pain for all that happened, but as much as it was about her, little Ella (such a sweet, strong, and wonderful young lady!), and what may be, it was also about the stories of all those surrounding them during some of our nation's darker times. WWII wasn't for the faint of heart, and discrimination and prejudice are nothing new (then or now) in every day life let alone times of war, but seeing it from the battlefields is one thing, seeing it from the families is another.

All in all, though I wobbled between fascinated and merely interested as I was reading, by book's end I found the story making room for itself in my heart. Getting to know Ella and Violet, Roscoe and Parker, Jean and Setsuko, and all the others, will warm your heart, and remind you that family is more than blood, but those you choose to hold close and never let go.


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  GRgenius | Sep 15, 2019 |
Enjoyable story set on the Big Island of Hawaii during World War II. I liked main character Violet and her young daughter Ella, who are struggling to get by after the disappearance of Violet's husband one year ago. Violet thinks Ella may know something about what happened, but Ella's not talking. I enjoyed Violet's group of friends who really supported her and each other during tough times. Also really liked the soldiers who were training on the island and became regular visitors to Violet's and her friend's house. Roscoe the lion was an interesting addition, as well. And I absolutely loved the Big Island setting and the time period of WWII. There's mystery and romance in this interesting and entertaining read. ( )
  PaulaLT | Aug 19, 2019 |
I loved this book from page one. The tale of female friendship and the unique WWII home front tale in Hawaii drew me in and wouldn't let me go. In a land commonly known as a paradise, it was jarring to see how war affected those left behind: death, detainment, and prejudice. This was one of the best books I read in 2018!

I loved Ackerman’s descriptive prowess. She brings to life the vibrant world of lush Hawaii and its various people groups. For such a small island community, there is an incredible diversity in cultures and races. Ackerman really does it justice in making the reader experience and appreciate how each group saw life and the war. Then you bring in the army on a war footing; with their paranoid lookout for any thought up spies, a proverbial stick of dynamite is thrown into that cultural pot and everything boils over in different ways. Let's just say you never get bored exploring the people groups of this island.

The dual story telling of Violet and her daughter was jarring at times; however, once I got used to that format, flowed fantastically. As the story went along, seeing the same events through the eyes of a mother and her child, each with differing POVs and information known, made the story all the more interesting. Those different perspectives gave the reader two completely different views of a family torn apart by tragedy and a society in flux.

Violet was an amazing character through which to tell this story. Her mix of vulnerability and strength of character and will made for a potent mix. She puts down prejudice and hatred wherever she encounters it, not letting her Japanese neighbors stand alone in the winds of war. Yet, she also feels a vast emptiness not knowing the ultimate fate of her husband and trying to help a daughter facing severe emotional crisis. Every time I encountered Violet, I knew I was in for a rich experience.

With a unique setting and vivid storytelling, Ackerman has given us a window into an island in turmoil during war. I loved all the characters and her way of telling a story. If ever you consider reading a book detailing WWII on the home front, give this one a look as it’s a great example thereof.

Note: Book received for free from GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  Sarah_Gruwell | Feb 17, 2019 |
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"Hawaii, 1944. The Pacific battles of World War II continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested. Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives together one year after the disappearance of her husband. As rumors swirl and questions about his loyalties surface, Violet believes Ella knows something. But Ella is stubbornly silent. Something--or someone--has scared her. And with the island overrun by troops training for a secret mission, tension and suspicion between neighbors is rising. Violet bands together with her close friends to get through the difficult days. To support themselves, they open a pie stand near the military base, offering the soldiers a little homemade comfort. Try as she might, Violet can't ignore her attraction to the brash marine who comes to her aid when the women are accused of spying. Desperate to discover the truth behind what happened to her husband, while keeping her friends and daughter safe, Violet is torn by guilt, fear and longing as she faces losing everything. Again."--provided by publisher.

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