LOVE’S SWEET MELODY- Decades: A Journey of African- American Romance 1940’s
LOVE’S SWEET MELODY is set in the Post- World War II era; specifically 1946. We meet the heroine, Elizabeth “Betty” Daniels and the hero, Warner Hughes, who reside in Fox Den, Virginia. Warner is a WWII veteran who is skilled as a mechanic, and has his own shop. Betty, an accomplished pianist, is employed at the Cashwell Hotel where she entertains the lunch crowd with her prowess at the piano. Fox Den is a typical Southern town where Whites live on one side and Blacks on the other. Segregation is the order of the day. However, the author takes this view to another level as she focuses on the life of a Veteran (Warner) who has what we know today as PTSD.
Love’s Sweet Melody is a bittersweet story that chronicles the isolation and misunderstanding of a soldier trying to deal with the horrific experiences of the battlefield. In this case, Warner is trying to cope with CSR (Combat Stress Reaction) as it was called then. Betty, along with her soothing music, plays a paramount role in helping Warner to cope with his condition.
Love’s Sweet Melody features a serious and timely subject and weaves it into a beautiful romance with a heart-warming HEA. Kudos to Author, Kianna Alexander for this well written story that is a wonderful addition to the Decades Series. I recommend it.