When Winter Returns
Rosie Winter mystery, 4
By Kathryn Miller Haines
a 3 month USO tour in the South Pacific in 1943 Rosie Winer and
her best friend Jayne Hamilton pay a visit to the parents of Billy
DeMille, Jayne's fiancé who was recently killed in action.
They find that Jayne's" Billy" is not their "Billy".
Rosie's hunt to discover who Jayne's "Billy" was leads
her into Yorkville, the German section of Manhattan. This is the
time of prejudice against the Germans. Rosie ferrets out answers
involving "Billy" while she also has to handle the blackballing
of Jayne's getting bigger roles. This search for the truth leads
to danger to her and her friends before she can finally find the
Winer Returns" is well written, capturing the spirit of the
home front during World War II, portraying the difficulties of trying
to make enough money to survive. It shows the complexities of a
country surviving the war. The reader can feel the emotions that
come from the characters living through these times. Highly Recommended.