Every Tear A Memory by Myra Johnson - Review

Friday, December 5, 2014

About the Book 
Joanna Trapp found adventure serving in France as a "Hello Girl," one of over 200 telephone operators called upon by General Pershing to serve in the Army Signal Corps, but she still mourns her doughboy sweetheart killed in battle. Returning to Hot Springs, Arkansas, she takes a job as a switchboard operator at the Arlington Hotel and quickly discovers that after her experiences overseas, civilian life proves dull.

Thomas Ballard still regrets he was medically ineligible to serve in the war and feels inferior to those who did, especially his war-hero brother, Gilbert. When Thomas finds himself attracted to Joanna, he strives to match her adventurous spirit, when all he really wants is to settle down, raise a family, and earn respect as a successful businessman. As romance blossoms, can two such different people learn to accept not only their own but each other's God-created individuality . . . or will love change them both?

About the Author
Myra Johnson's roots go deep into Texas soil, but after surviving five icy winters and blistering summers in Oklahoma, she and her husband now enjoy the milder weather of Carolinas. The Johnsons share their home with two lovable (and very spoiled) dogs.

Myra's most recent novels comprise the Till We Meet Again historical romance series from Abingdon Press: WHEN THE CLOUDS ROLL BY (winner of the 2014 Christian Retailing's Best Award for historical fiction), WHISPER GOODBYE, and EVERY TEAR A MEMORY. Her debut novel, ONE IMPERFECT CHRISTMAS, was a 2009 release from Abingdon Press.

She has also written for Heartsong Presents. AUTUMN RAINS (2009) won the 2005 RWA Golden Heart for Best Inspirational Romance Manuscript and was named a 2010 ACFW Carol Award finalist. In November 2011, AUTUMN RAINS, ROMANCE BY THE BOOK, and WHERE THE DOGWOODS BLOOM (Heartsong Presents romances set in Missouri) were re-released as a Barbour 3-in-1 collection entitled GATEWAY WEDDINGS. Other recent Heartsong Presents titles include A HORSEMAN'S HEART, A HORSEMAN'S GIFT, and A HORSEMAN'S HOPE. 

Myra writes full-time and is active in her church as well as local and national writers groups. Married since 1972, the Johnsons have two beautiful daughters, two terrific sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren.

My Review
Myra Johnson knows how to create a sassy heroine with plenty of spunk. And Joanna Trapp is one of the spunkiest. Being unafraid to face the enemy on the field is one thing, but facing one in your own family is something different. Thank goodness Joanna has Thomas Ballard's strong shoulder to lean on.

Well-researched, well-written, with a heart-warming love story, Every Tear A Memory is a wonderful escape to a different time. Even though it's a stand-alone, if you have a chance, be sure to read the first two books in the series, When the Clouds Roll By and Whisper Goodbye.

Thanks so much to the publisher for the opportunity to review Every Tear A Memory in exchange to my fair and impartial review.