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Thanksgiving, 1942

Thanksgiving, 1942

  • Title: Thanksgiving, 1942
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  • ISBN : 9780985754716
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 225 pages


Gene Kelly never actually appears within the pages of Thanksgiving, 1942 but the then Broadway star is central to one of the tale s plot lines.Seventeen year old Charlene Coleman dreams of fame after being told by Gene Kelly himself, the star of Broadway s Pal Joey whose debut movie opens one week later also a native of Pittsburgh, where the story is set that she has a Gene Kelly never actually appears within the pages of Thanksgiving, 1942 but the then Broadway star is central to one of the tale s plot lines.Seventeen year old Charlene Coleman dreams of fame after being told by Gene Kelly himself, the star of Broadway s Pal Joey whose debut movie opens one week later also a native of Pittsburgh, where the story is set that she has a great deal of talent and should be out selling War Bonds across the country, and perhaps even try her luck in Hollywood Despite the stars literally and figuratively in Charlene s eyes, her mother has different ideas about her daughter s future leading to the inevitable clash of wills as the first Thanksgiving of World War II unfolds.Meanwhile, Charlene s two older brothers, Jonathan and Joseph, have traveled home to Pittsburgh all the way from Arizona for a brief holiday furlough from their Army Air Forces training and for what all family members realize will be the boys last Thanksgiving at home for a long while For Jonathan, this Thanksgiving furlough presents a monumental predicament what he should do when he encounters Francine Donner, his would be fianc Jonathan had just started proposing to her the previous Christmas Eve when Francine blurted out a shameful secret that halted the proposal but what will happen eleven months later when Jonathan and Francine come together again Irene Coleman is determined to make this Thanksgiving as joyous as possible for everyone who will gather around her table and share the festivities, despite the wartime circumstances and how difficult a year 1942 has been at war and also the home front and even as the days leading up to the holiday itself unfold very differently than she had envisioned.Come join Jonathan, Joseph, Charlene, Irene and Gerald, and the other members of the Coleman family during the days leading up to the first Thanksgiving of World War II in this sequel to The First Christmas of the War


Author Alan Simon

From USA TODAY bestselling author Alan Simonjust published THE DELUCA FURLOUGH BRIDES BOOK 1 THE ONES THEY LEFT BEHINDa spinoff novel to THE FIRST CHRISTMAS OF THE WAR and its sequels.Also available the USA TODAY bestseller GETTYSBURG, 1913 THE COMPLETE NOVEL OF THE GREAT REUNIONa very unique story originally written as a 3 part serialized novel set against the backdrop of the r




Thanksgiving, 1942 Reviews (31)

  • 4.5 stars rounded to 5 stars This little novel 225 pages is the follow up to First Christmas of the War, and continues the story of the Coleman family of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Brothers Jonathan and Joseph are in the Army Air Corps Air Force and have come home on Thanksgiving furlough from Arizona [..]

  • April 3, 2013Thanksgiving 1942 A sequel to The First Christmas of the War by Alan SimonA review by Anthony T Riggio Thanksgiving 1942 By Alan Simon is the second book in the Coleman Family saga and I hope there will be future books telling of the happenings of this most interesting family during the [..]

  • 2 in the Coleman family saga centers on the first Thanksgiving of World War II and the return home to Pittsburgh of the two older sons Jonathan and Joseph for a brief holiday furlough in the middle of their Army Air Forces training and what all family members expect will be their last Thanksgiving a [..]

  • This was a great book A family based contemporary fiction set in 42 with the eldest two boys home from Air Force training for the Holiday The author did a great job with character development weaving each storyline together flawlessly along with the history of the war and how it s effecting each mem [..]

  • A family s perspectiveThe first Thanksgiving in the US after Pearl Harbor the previous December finds life changed There is rationing, many young men are in the Armed Forces, some in war zones and others in training This novel combines historical perspective with the ongoing lives of the Coleman fam [..]

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