Long Time Passing
When twenty-two-year-old Helen Elizabeth LaCoste leaves the security of her family's home in Macon, Georgia, to join her husband Alain, a member of the RAF, somewhere in England, she has no idea what she's getting herself into. Not only is she moving to a foreign country-it's a foreign country at war. Once there, Helen quickly learns her life will be much different than she imagined. Not only will Alain not come home for dinner each night, they won't even be able to live together since Helen must work in a Red Cross canteen in Cornwall, six hours away from Exeter, where Alain is stationed. Despite air raids, scarcity of supplies, separation from her beloved husband, and cultural differences all around her, Helen faces each challenge with the pluck and determination characteristic of many women during the war. Drawn from the author's own experiences living in England during World War II, "Long Time Passing" paints a picture of the daily hardships, heartaches, and victories sustained by the men and women, both civilian and military, who lived and loved during one of the most harrowing times of the 20th century.
- Paperback | 534 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 34.04mm | 889.04g
- 03 Jul 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About J I Fernandes
Jessie Irene M. Fernandes retired from a gratifying career, mostly as director of medical records in a community hospital, to do what she wanted to do since grammar school: write stories and paint pictures. She a traveled widely on six continents. Her previous novels have won awards from the Washington Press Association and the Federation of Press Women.