My Mother’s Friend by Sally Jameson Bond is a moving historical fiction story set in small-town America during World War II. Young readers and adults alike will fall for this first-love story featuring age-gap angst, thrilling suspenseful nights, and impossible life decisions. My Mother’s Friend contains both a past storyline and a more contemporary one to tell its timeless story.
My Mother’s Friend
by Sally Jameson Bond
Genre: Teen & Young Adult | Historical Fiction
The year is 1944…
Seventeen-year-old Phee Swensson, a gifted pianist who lives in Algona, Iowa, is stressing about her senior year of high school while caring for her family after her mother’s death. When her pastor father takes her to visit the nearby prisoner of war camp, the last thing she expects to find is friendship with a German POW who shares her passion for music.
After she is recruited as the accompanist for the POW choir, Phee begins to spend more time with her new friend who she initially considers “the enemy.” But their friendship strengthens, and inevitably, they fall in love, a forbidden love. But Phee is a pastor’s daughter, and her conflicting feelings torment her. Can she set aside her conditioned beliefs and follow her heart? And if she does, what will be the result?
Their love deepens, but as the moment draws near for the POWs to leave Camp Algona after the war ends, Phee has a life-altering decision to make.
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