Sara Ackerman, author of ISLAND OF SWEET PIES AND SOLDIERS, on tour March 5th – 11th

Posted By on January 17, 2018

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Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers!

About Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (February 13, 2018)

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.

“A close-up look at how wartime chaos affects a tight-knit group of women… [Violet’s] journey overcoming her trials and grief through friendship, family, and romance is a story of strength and perseverance.” -Booklist

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About Sara Ackerman

Sara Ackerman is the author of  Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers. Born and raised in Hawaii, she studied journalism and earned graduate degrees in psychology and Oriental Medicine. When she’s not writing or practicing acupuncture, you’ll find her in the mountains or in the ocean.




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Monday, March 5th: @theliteraryllama

Tuesday, March 6th: @girlsinbooks

Wednesday, March 7th: @bookishconnoisseur

Thursday, March 8th: @novelgossip

Friday, March 9th: @bookmusings

Saturday, March 10th: @createexploreread

Sunday, March 11th: @annikabbauer and

Date TBD: @debinhawaii


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