Bridge Of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris

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Los Angeles. 1941. Violinist Maddie Kern's life seemed destined to unfold with the predictable elegance of a Bach concerto. Then she fell in love with Lane Moritomo. Her brother's best friend, Lane is the handsome, ambitious son of Japanese immigrants. Maddie was prepared for disapproval from their families, but when Pearl Harbor is bombed the day after she and Lane elope, the full force of their decision becomes apparent. In the eyes of a fearful nation, Lane is no longer just an outsider, but an enemy.

When her husband is interned at a war relocation camp, Maddie follows, sacrificing her Juilliard ambitions. Behind barbed wire, tension simmers and the line between patriot and traitor blurs. As Maddie strives for the hard-won acceptance of her new family, Lane risks everything to prove his allegiance to America, at tremendous cost.

Skillfully capturing one of the most controversial episodes in recent American history, Kristina McMorris draws readers into a novel filled with triumphs and heartbreaking loss--an authentic, moving testament to love, forgiveness, and the enduring music of the human spirit.

About Kristina McMorris

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Kristina McMorris has garnered nearly twenty national literary awards, and two nominations for the highly coveted Golden Heart® for her fictional work.  She’s the author of the critically acclaimed, Letters From Home and Bridge of Scarlet Leaves. Prior to her literary career, Kristina was an actress. She began hosting an Emmy-award winning television show as a child, and most recently served as the host of the WB's Weddings Portland Style.  McMorris lives with her family in outside of Portland, OR. She is a member of several literary organizations including Willamette Writers, RWA®, and Rose City Romance Writers.  Readers can visit her website at:
Published February 28, 2012 by Kensington Books. 449 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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