She had big dreams. But will war, tragedy, and naïveté ruin her aspirations? America, 1940s. Margaret Rose longs to escape her family’s poverty. So against her domineering father’s wishes, the determined young woman elopes with an older man. But shortly after the US enters WWII, her grand ambitions sink when her husband’s ship is torpedoed. Poignant and heartfelt, The Scent of Gardenias chronicles the struggle of a Twentieth-Century woman carving her place in society. If you like raw emotional battles, family drama, and gut-wrenching dilemmas, then you’ll love Lorraine Haas’s tale of courage and tenacity.