Jane Bartow Reveals Women’s Struggles in New WWII Historical Novel

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Author announces the release of ‘To Elinor’

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Elinor is torn by conflicts between the traditional world of her youth and the changing mores of society. I wove the story around the 1,000 single-spaced, typewritten letters my father sent home during those years.

In “To Elinor: A Romance in Two Voices” (published by iUniverse), Jane Beaton Bartow portrays the conflicts experienced by women on the home front during World War II.

The war provides Darrow with officer training, but it also offers Elinor new opportunities. As Darrow woos his dream girl with letters from the warfront, Elinor seeks her own independence and a way to escape her small town life – a chance to become Something Big. Elinor and Darrow struggle to pursue their dreams, but WWII has frustrated their efforts and put their lives on hold.

An excerpt from “To Elinor”:

“Letters, bundled together with thick rubber bands, filled the container. Elinor unwrapped the first pack and stretched the rubber band over her wrist. Letters spilled over the desktop. She took out the earliest notes Darrow had penned to her. She remembered those days, back in the winter of 1941.”

“The story of Elinor tells the tale of a real woman living in a proper family during wartime,” says Bartow. “Elinor is torn by conflicts between the traditional world of her youth and the changing mores of society. I wove the story around the 1,000 single-spaced, typewritten letters my father sent home during those years.”

To Elinor
By Jane Beaton Bartow
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 720 pages | ISBN 9781475982329
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 720 pages | ISBN 9781475982312
E-Book | 720 pages | ISBN 9781475982336
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jane Beaton Bartow is retired and lives in Tucson with her husband. She taught elementary grades at Breck School in Minneapolis for three decades, as well as graduate level courses in reading and writing at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. “To Elinor” is her first book.

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