Gold Star Wife Book Summary and Study Guide

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In the summer of 1946, war-widow Janet Lewis is emotionally and financially spent from mourning the loss of her husband and struggling to raise her three children alone. She travels to Fort Jackson in South Carolina to visit old friends and becomes reacquainted with Major Paul Adams, an officer who once served with her husband.
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Unbeknownst to Janet, Paul harbored a crush on her for years. When he sees her again, the old feelings rekindle, but Paul has foregone marriage and family in order to devote his life to the Army. At age 35, he wonders if he's ready to marry her and take on the role of father to her three young children.
As Janet finds herself growing more attracted to Paul, she still can't let go of the memories of her husband and the life they shared.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over dead lover If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   teacher Effect of sexing    -   blissful


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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