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Fireworks over Toccoa: A Novel

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Every so often that story comes along that reminds us of what it's like to experience love for the first time-against the odds, when you least expect it, and with such passion that it completely changes you forever.   An unexpected discovery takes eighty-four-year-old Lily Davis Woodward to 1945, and the five days that forever changed her life. Married for only a week before her husband was sent to fight in WWII, Lily is anxious for his return, and the chance to begin their life together. In honor of the soldiers' homecoming, the small Georgia town of Toccoa plans a big celebration. And Jake Russo, a handsome Italian immigrant, also back from war, is responsible for the elaborate fireworks display the town commissioned. But after a chance encounter in a star-lit field, he steals Lily's heart and soul - and fulfills her in ways her socially-minded, upper-class family cannot. Now, torn by duty to society and her husband - and the poor, passionate man who might be her only true love - Lily must choose between a commitment she's already made and a love she's never known before.   Fireworks Over Toccoa takes us to a moment in time that will resonate with readers long after the book's unforgettable conclusion. A devastating and poignant story, this debut novel will resonate with anyone who believes in love.
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display_description Lily Davis Woodward was married for just days before her husband was sent abroad to fight in World War II. Now he and the other solder's are returning, and Lily and the small town of Toccoa, Georgia, plan a big celebration. Jake Russo, a handsome Italian immigrant, also back from war, is responsible for the elaborate fireworks display the town commissioned. After a chance encounter in a starlit field, he steals Lily's heart and soul fulfilling her in ways her socially minded, upper-class family cannot, leaving her torn between love and duty.
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subject_facet Toccoa (Ga.) -- Fiction, Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction, War brides -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Georgia -- Fiction
title_display Fireworks over Toccoa
title_full Fireworks Over Toccoa A Novel, Fireworks over Toccoa / Jeffrey Stepakoff
title_short Fireworks over Toccoa
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