Romance amid war-time





of the Progressive Youth Movement. That's until she re-meets career soldier Sam Apanui who's serving in Vietnam and she joins a band that tours there. Regular Challinor readers will remember the Leonards and the Apanuis from the preceding books in her The Restless Years collection. She seamlessly transfers characters from these works to roles in her latest, and last, book in the series. We again meet mother and daughter Polly and Gina, and the gender switched Star and Rhoda from The Jacaranda House. Challinor has captured the moral dilemma the Vietnam War created with an excellent depiction of a slice of this country's military past sweetened with a touch of romance. — Jill Nicholas