Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers Book Details

When her husband mysteriously disappears and rumors swirl about his loyalties, a mother must rely on the remarkable power of friendship in war-torn Hawaii

It’s 1944, combat in the Pacific is intensifying, and Violet Iverson and her daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives back together one year after her husband vanished. As suspicions about his loyalties surface, Violet suspects Ella knows something. But Ella refuses to talk. Something—or someone—has scared her.

Violet enjoys the camaraderie of her friends as they open a pie stand for the soldiers training on the island for a secret mission. But even these women face their own wartime challenges as prejudice against the island Japanese pits neighbor against neighbor. And then there’s the matter of Sergeant Stone, a brash marine who comes to Violet’s aid when the women are accused of spying. She struggles with her feelings of guilt but can’t deny the burning attraction—or her fear of losing another man when Stone ships out for Iwo Jima.

Set amid the tropical beauty of Hawaii, Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers offers a fresh perspective on World War II as it presents timeless depictions of female friendship, the bond between a mother and her child, and the enduring power of love even in the darkest times.

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  • Paula

    Enjoyable story set on the Big Island of Hawaii during World War II. I liked main character Violet and her young daughter Ella, who are struggling to get by after the disappearance of Violet's husband...

  • Malia Kresser

    I love this book! Set amongst the colorful landscape of Hawaii and it’s diverse racial makeup after the bombing of Pearl harbor during WWII. The characters and story drew me in as though I were a pa...

  • Lilly Barels

    I won Ackerman's novel in a giveaway and I feel incredibly fortunate to land such a gorgeous read. I'm still thinking about the beautiful language and sentences that remind me of Barbara Kingsolver an...

  • Janelle Janson

    Thank you so much to the author and MIRA Books for sending this lovely book my way – all opinions are my own.I might be biased but I’m in love with this book! Hawaii is one of my favorite places t...

  • Amanda-Has-A-Bookcase

    Sara Ackerman's Island Of Sweet Pies And Soldiers hits all the marks. Historical Fiction with a dash of Romance & Suspense all mixed together and served up like a Sweet Pie! Set during WWII and Hawaii...

  • Sierra

    Absolutely stunning! The vivid description of life in Hawaii during WWII made me feel like I was there. Secondary to the plot, the scene creation and immersion were some of the best I've ever read. Th...

  • Todd Clark

    An overall great read. Not my usual kind of book, but I had a hard time putting it down. It seemed to have it all - setting, story, and that page-turning quality I need for a book to keep my attention...

  • Elena Mikalsen

    From the first page, I was lost in the beautifully-painted Hawaii. The historical atmosphere and the women portrayed by the author stayed with me well after I finished the book. The author’s writing...

  • M.

    Good mystery and a great setting....

  • nikkia neil

    Thanks Edelweiss for this ARC.A book that will leave a big impression and can be shared with everyone you know. Deals with war, racism, murder, love, friendship, and what makes a home. ...