Lovely, touching story of two people meeting while having other obligations.
From book jacket
Lily Davis Woodward was married from just days before her husband was sent abroad to fight in World War II. Now he and the other soldiers are returning,and Lily and the small town of Toccoa, GA, plan a big celebrations. Jake Russo, a handsome Italian immigrant, also back from war, is responsible for the elaborate fireworks display the town commissioned. After a chance encounter in a starlit field, he steals Lily’s heart and soul — and fulfills her in ways her socially minded, upper-class family cannot. Torn between duty to society and her husband — and the poor, passionate man who might be her only true love — Lily must choose between a love she never knew and a commitment she’d already made.