Set in England during the last months of 1943, The Best of Times: A Novel of Love and War recounts the combat experiences of Lt. Col. Tom Forester, an American, and his wartime romance with Helen Trent, an older, married Englishwoman.After Tom meets Helen at a party she and her husband are hosting, neither one can stop thinking about the other. The attraction is instant, even though there is a seventeen year age difference between them.While Forester's Eighth Air Force group struggles to realize its goal of strategic daylight bombing, Tom finds himself overwhelmed with thoughts of seeing Helen again.Combining scenes of P-47s and B-17s in aerial combat with Helen and Tom's secret meetings, this story is told with an amazing historical realism. Fans of history, warfare and romance will thoroughly enjoy this unique novel.
Used availability for Terence T Finn's The Best of Times
August 2004 : USA Hardback