Valentine's Day 1946: Sequel to the Christmastime Series
"Linda Mahkovec is a master at storytelling and vividly describes the characters, the events, and the historical times in her stories.... I would highly recommend this feel-good, memorable novel." —Linda's Book Obsession
The love continues in this sequel to the beloved Christmastime series.
In New York City, the playful antics of Gabriel and his friend Billy bring together an assortment of people to celebrate Valentine's Day at The Red String Curio Store—with unintentional results.
In rural Illinois, Jessica attempts her hand at matchmaking, against the advice of her family to leave well enough alone.
In both places, love, friendship, and family come together in a heartwarming celebration of 1946 Valentine's Day.
With the war over and everyone wanting to get on with their lives, will this Valentine's Day be full of love?
Linda Mahkovec is the author of World War II historical fiction, short stories, and contemporary novels.
Themes of love, family, and home dominate her stories, and though they may be set against the backdrop of war or deal with the disappointments in life, the overarching feel is uplifting and hopeful. Threads that run through her work are the search for beauty and meaning, and the artistic female character—whether she is a painter, a gardener, or simply someone who lives creatively and seeks connection.
Mahkovec was born and raised in a small town in Illinois. She then spent several years in the San Francisco Bay area and Seattle, and for the past thirty years has lived in New York City. She has a PhD in English, specializing in Victorian literature. She has previously published as Agnes Irene.