Every year, I exchange my regular fiction for Christmas stories. I can’t get enough of them in December! Several years ago, I thoroughly enjoyed the book, Where the Treetops Glisten. That is the first time I read a book by Cara Putman. Soon after, I did some online communicating with Cara and discovered that she is also a Nebraskan. Although she calls Indiana home now, she would definitely consider herself a Husker.
Several of her books are set in the “Good Life” state. Including this series that was just released again: Cornhusker Dreams. The new covers are almost as beautiful as the stories inside. What is great about this trilogy is that the stories are all connected, but yet they cover distinct ways that Nebraska was actually a part of World War 2. Until a few years ago, I did not realize that our central state played such a part in the conflict that was mainly fought thousands of miles away.
The first story, Canteen Dreams, revolves around the North Platte canteen. What is special about this story is that the details loosely follow the story of Cara’s own grandparents. If you are not familiar with how the fine people of the North Platte served hundreds of soldiers in the war, you can learn a bit more and see some pictures by clicking on the post below.