The Story begins when Ben and Carol meet as children and we watch their deep and enduring friendship grow along with their feelings of undeclared love. We experience the deportment of a sweeter and more restrained time. Destined to be no more than acquaintances, Ben and Carol are soul mates and are dedicated to each other.
In 1941 the US enters World War II and Ben and Carol’s lives take diverging paths. Together with his childhood best friend Mark, Ben eventually enters the service to become part of the first paratrooper unit, the 501st Army regiment. Due to their language fluencies, from the 501st they are drafted into the OSS.
During an undercover mission, Mark is captured and Ben left for dead until he is found by Julia in the French countryside. She saves his life and he changes hers. The two are called upon to be unlikely heroes as they develop a friendship based on trust and respect.
At home, Carol believes Ben is dead and is swept off her feet by Dr. David Butler. Carol’s life evolves very differently than the one she imagined with Ben.
Circumstances and challenges teach Ben and Carol and Julia and Mark to rely on God for their strength and to trust Him with their lives. In the end lives are saved and changed by faith and providence, friendship and benevolent love; especially the love of the most perfect girl.
Reen Christie is a Registered Nurse, who has been privileged to learn about the true life stories related to her by her patients. An author since her youth, Reen was encouraged by a special couple to write their love story and weave it into her imagination. With God’s direction, the result of weaving their wonderful stories together is this inspired novel.