After her abusive husband leaves to fight in Europe during WWII, Maggie Wentworth struggles to find balance in her life and on her Wisconsin farm. Each day she has to deal with an aging father, a four-year-old son, and the temptation of a German POW who is harvesting apples in her orchard.
“An engaging tale with a likable female lead and a few surprises...A variety of tensions keep the engrossing narrative moving.”
"Maggie balances caring for her child and an elderly parent, confronts a marriage deflated as love seeped away and the attraction of another man—a German prisoner helping with the harvest. The details of 1940s farm life are vivid enough for a Hollywood screenplay."
"DW Hanneken brings to life into a little-known chapter of WWII. 'The Home Front' is a story that touches the emotions at every level. It's a must read."
"Perfectly paced. Hanneken keeps the surprises coming as the emotional armies of lust, love and loyalty clash on a secret World War II battlefield inside a young woman’s heart. It's a story from rural Wisconsin that’s so real, I could feel the mud on my shoes."
"What a great read! Maggie is a strong protagonist-able, likable and tough. You root for Maggie from the bottom of your heart. Although a period piece, the twists, turns and surprises keep it feeling fresh and contemporary. Beautifully written - a page turner."
“A gripping tale... Hanneken tells the story of the resilient and resourceful Maggie Wentworth, and along the way gives us a dose of history as we learn about the POW camps that dotted the rural landscapes of America during World War II.”
“The Home Front grabs you and draws you in from the start. DW Hanneken weaves a tale of intrigue and suspense, surprising the reader with a gripping tale of Wisconsin’s (yes, Wisconsin’s) involvement in World War II, painting vivid pictures of every scene along the way. A wonderful debut.”
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