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White Winter: To Love Kindness

About the Book: 1918: At a time when it takes courage to love, hope, or have faith, three young Irish-Americans dare to believe in themselves and in America.

As a Red Cross relief worker, Kathleen O’Doherty offers hope to the wounded and comfort to the dying. Yet, as conditions near the Western Front grow more perilous, her dedication to her work is tested by her love for a man whose duty puts him in constant danger. Kathleen’s cousin, Corporal Sean Sullivan of the American Expeditionary Force, proves his valor during fierce fighting in the trenches near Verdun. Soon, he fears that he will never escape from the brutality he has witnessed and—worse—the violent deeds he has done. In Colorado, Sean’s sister, Maggie, finds herself shunned by neighbors and friends because of her husband’s opposition to the war. While juggling the responsibilities of family and home, she struggles to keep her love for her husband alive and to find her own destiny.

Meticulously researched, this second book in the White Winter Trilogy explores how hope is shattered and rekindled, hearts are broken and mended, and faith is lost and found in a world in which nothing is certain.

About the Author: LAURIE MARR WASMUND holds an M.A. in literature from the University of Denver. She has worked as an editor, community college instructor, and writing workshop presenter. Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines such as Cimarron Review and Weber Studies. She is the author of My Heart Lies Here, a novel of the Ludlow Massacre and Clean Cut, A Romance of the Western Heart, which was sponsored by a grant from the Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute. To Walk Humbly, the third book of her White Winter Trilogy, was a 2020 finalist for the Mainstream/Literary book award from the Colorado Authors League. It also received a 2020 EVVY third place award in Historical Fiction from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.

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