Laura Chowns marvels at the beauty of true love in new book

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'Primrose' tells heartrending tale of love, loss, acceptance

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Literary debutant Laura Chowns exquisitely captures and portrays the intricacies of romance and real love in her recently released romance fiction "Primrose" (published by Xlibris). Set against the backdrop of Second World War England, the novel not only puts into focus the values and exactitudes that distinguish the era but also highlights the effects of war on the lives of the people.

Falling in love is supposed to be wonderful and magical, but for Lux and Gray, it is s also a nightmare filled with strict parents, steep punishments and no hope of a 'happily ever after.' As the middle daughter of a police chief and a Sunday school teacher, Lux Belanger grew up behind the shadows of her parents' whims. That is, until she meets Gray Eastlake, a carefree soul who eventually teaches her how to live and love. Lux becomes pregnant and marriage is the only solution to rectify their mistakes. But their happiness is short-lived when Gray is drafted into the army. He must leave behind his new wife and unborn child with the possibility of never returning. Some years later, the war ends and Lux has accepted that her husband will not be coming home. Yet when a mysterious stranger with no memory of who he is and who looks oddly like her dead husband enters her life, the past is stirred once again to haunt her in the present. Blinded by denial and acceptance of Gray’s death, Lux struggles to see the truth behind the reality they are living in.

Poignant, mystifying and evocative, "Primrose" digs into the core of the soul to reveal a one-of-a-kind story of love lost and reborn. It exemplifies the enduring force of love against the odds of life.

"I'd like for readers to feel good after knowing Gray and Lux's story," shares Chowns. "To maybe realize that while life can get rough at times, it always moves on and there's always something to keep living for."

By Laura Chowns
Hardcover | 6x9in | 522 pages | ISBN 9781503514911
Softcover | 6x9in | 522 pages | ISBN 9781503514928
E-Book | 522 pages | ISBN 9781503514935
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Laura Chowns resides in North Bay, Ontario, Canada with her husband and their pet rabbit Cindi Lopper. She currently works as a part-time registered practical nurse at Leisure World Caregiving Centre and writes in her spare time. She is an avid Harry Potter fan.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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