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Just once : a novel / by Karen Kingsbury.

Kingsbury, Karen, (author).

In 1941, beautiful Irvel Ellis is too focused on her secret to take much notice in the war raging overseas. She's dating Sam but in love with his brother, Hank, and Irvel has no idea how to break the news when the unthinkable happens - Pearl Harbor is attacked. With their lives turned upside down overnight, Sam is drafted, and Hank wants to enlist. But Sam insists Hank stay home, where he and Irvel take up the battle on the home front. While Sam fights in Europe, an undeniable chemistry builds between Irvel and Hank but neither would dare cross that line. Then a telegram comes, and the news is devastating. Hank enlists the next day and has just two weeks until he ships out. Will either brother make it home alive? Or will Irvel lose everything? And can love find a way, even from the ashes of the greatest heartbreak?

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  • ISBN: 9781982104443 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1982104449 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781982104450 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 327 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes reader's guide.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > United States > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.
Genre: Christian fiction.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 13 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 2 current holds with 13 total copies.
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Arthur Hufnagel Public Library Adults KIN Fiction (Text) 34260000553123 Adult Area New Checked Out 12/13/2023
Collinsville Community Library Adults KIN Fiction (Text) 34259000499287 Adult Area New In Process -
Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults KIN Fiction (Text) 34001001451267 Adult Area New Checked Out 12/20/2023
Dover Area Community Library Adults KIN Fiction (Text) 34217000900597 Adult Area New In Transit -
Glatfelter Memorial Library Adults KIN Christian (Text) 34216000937997 Adult Area New Recently Returned -
Guthrie Memorial Library: Hanover's Public Library Adults KIN Fiction (Text) 34007002512874 Adult Area New On Holds Shelf -
Kaltreider-Benfer Library Adults KIN Spiritual (Text) 34002001614730 Adult Area New Checked Out 12/16/2023
Kreutz Creek Valley Library Adults KIN Fiction (Text) 34261000556967 Adult Area New Checked Out 12/16/2023
Martin Library Adults KIN Spiritual (Text) 33454005977251 Reading Room New Checked Out 12/18/2023
Mason-Dixon Public Library Adults KIN Christian (Text) 34262000918488 Main Room New Checked Out 12/11/2023

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