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Twomey, Cathleen.
Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, 2003.
ISBN 1590780507
It started out as a school assignment.  The war was on in Europe and the students were assigned to write to a soldier.  Eleanor's letter ended up with Robert Bettencourt, a young soldier stationed in New York City while being trained as a translator.  Through the next few months, the letters become more and more frequent and Eleanor finds herself falling in love with Robert.  She thinks of him all the time and fantacizes that he will show up in Masssachusetts someday to find Eleanor.  He will see her and maybe be shocked for a moment.  But then it will be OK.  He will see her for who she is.  He wouldn't see her the way others did.  But she knows it is all a fantasy.  When he finds out the truth about her, she just feels he'll turn away just like everyone else does.  What is the secret that she is keeping from Robert?  How will he react when he finds out?
SUBJECTS:     Fire -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
                        Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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