June 11, 2020

Cover Reveal, GIVEAWAY, & Review: Until June


About Until June

Author: Barbara Britton
Publisher: Pelican Book Group
Release Date: June 11, 2020
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When seventeen-year-old seamstress, Josephine Nimetz, agrees to take care of a WWI amputee in a remote Alaskan lodge, there’s enough friction to melt the Mendenhall Glacier. Her position is only until June, and it pays well enough to overlook the hardship of managing a rustic home and a shell-shocked veteran.

Geoff Chambers makes it clear that he isn’t too fond of the runt sent to take care of his needs, nor of her painful mistakes. Dealing with a depressed and addicted veteran, pushes Josephine to the brink of leaving, if not for the money her salary brings.

But Josephine is a perfectionist, determined to get Geoff back on his feet—figuratively…Although, sending a rich, handsome veteran back into society may cost Josephine the man she has grown to love.

My Review

Josephine Nimetz slipped into a perfect replica of a wool coat, one she had drawn, designed, and patterned on old newspaper.
[Opening line of Until June]

What a beautiful, inspiring story! Until June just oozes with nostalgia and has a strong undercurrent of respect and honor for the dedication and sacrifices our Veterans make. This story carries a blended essence of simplicity, innocence, cost, and atonement. I sank in immediately and couldn’t put it down. The pacing was steady, but the central pulse of the story urged me to keep turning pages. 

The early 1900s Alaskan setting is unique and picturesque. I could visualize the landscape with clarity and the lodge became familiar, with a warmth I didn’t want to leave. 

The characters are what makes a story come to life (for me) and I adored Josephine’s virtuousness, inner strength, and determination. She is good to the core, desiring the comfort and protection of others over herself. Even though she is young, she’s unwavering, and inexperienced, yet resolute. She initially struggles to find her footing while caring for Geoff, but gradually discovers her strength and confidence, showing extraordinary growth by the end of the story.

Geoff has suffered much during the war, and the aftermath is just as difficult. With severe injuries to his body and his mind, he has much to overcome. He is angry, resentful, in pain, and dealing with addiction. He’s certainly not in search of love or healing, but in need of both. I respected and loved him even when he acted unlovable, and that grew even stronger when Josephine began to chip away his hard exterior.

The secondary characters carried weight as well, with varying roles and personalities (such as the annoying sister, dependent mother, and several genuine and not-so-genuine friends.)

The thread of hope and faith throughout this story gives such depth and meaning, and the sweet romance softens the edges of the traumatic mental and physical injuries Geoff carried with him.

I highly recommend Until June. It is a beautiful story of love, perseverance, sacrifice, and healing. It honors our Veterans and displays sweet and selfless love.


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I was blessed to receive a complimentary copy of this book.


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  1. Hi Cheryl! Thank you for your lovely review of "Until June." I am so happy you enjoyed Geoff and Josephine's story.

    1. My pleasure, Barbara. Geoff and Jo are memorable characters and they share such a sweet story! ((hugs))

  2. I love historical reads, especially WWI and II. The review is amazing. I would love to read this book and add it to my blog of faves. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

    1. Hi Jeannie. Thanks for joining us. I worked on this story for many years, and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do.

  3. I’ve been looking forward to reading this book and your review has made me anticipate it all the more!

    1. Hi Kelly. Thanks for stopping by. Historical Fiction is right up your alley.


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