Judith Laik's tale of heartbreak and loneliness is very poignant. This touching story is sure to invoke strong emotions in the reader as Ms. Laik has a definite gift with words. Sentimental Journey is both heart wrenching and heart warming and one expects to see Ms. Laik become a huge force in the romance genre. ~ Reviewed by Debbie, CK2S Kwips and Kritiques
Emotionally powerful, Sentimental Journey lives up to its name.~ Gina Robinson, bestselling author of the Agent Ex romances
My wish is granted! This dreamy read will make you want to find some big band music and dance the night away. ~ Heather Hiestand, author of Captain Andrew's Flying Christmas
Eve dreams of Howie, white picket fences, and children around her skirts.
Howie never shirks a duty, and after Pearl Harbor, his country calls.
Will their last night of dancing at Tacoma's Spanish Castle be their last night forever?
The 1940s brought wonderful music and the atrocities of war to the sleepy town of Tacoma. Eve and Howie dance the night away in the face of his deployment--a bittersweet evening for them both, because the specter of war and possible death looms between them. Will Howie come home safe after the war or will he be one of its victims?
Judith Laik has created a spell as binding as the Blue Moon itself. For a few minutes, she takes you back to an era of Jimmy Stewart, Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, Tyrone Powers and Bogart's movies with her trip down a musical memory lane. Laik paints her nostalgia with just the right stroke of her word brush... Suddenly, you are in the 1940s. Two lovers separated by war bring the angst and passion they experience directly to the reader. ~ Norman Wilson, author of So You THINK You Want to Be A Buddhist?
Great songs in the story:
I Don't Want to Walk Without You
Darn That Dream
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
I'll Never Smile Again
If you love Casablanca, you'll enjoy Sentimental Journey!
Sentimental Journey is the first story in my new World War II Series. Look for My Funny Valentine to follow soon!