Sandhill Dreams

Sandhill Dreams
Series: Cornhusker Dreams, Book 2
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Whisper Valley Press, LLC
Publication Year: 2017
ISBN: 9781620294970
Lainie Gardner dreamed of becoming a nurse. Of serving her country. Of doing something important in the war. When her dreams are dashed, is it possible new dreams will bring her more joy than she imagined?
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A heartwarming WWII historical from award-winning author Cara Putman:

Lainie Gardner once dreamed of becoming a nurse. Of serving her country. Of doing something important in the war. But rheumatic fever changed all that, and instead of running home to her parents’ coddling, Lainie is determined to find a war job at Fort Robinson in Nebraska’s sandhills, where she meets a soldier with his own broken dreams.

Tom Hamilton has feared dogs since he was bitten as a child, but his assignment at Fort Robinson is training war dogs and their handlers. Surely the Army has another use for him, but he’s trapped in a job he can’t stand in an out-of-the-way outpost. Every day is a reminder of his cowardice. Who would want to build a future with a man like him? Getting to know Lainie is a welcome distraction from the work that causes so much turmoil.

Is it possible new dreams will bring Lainie and Tom more joy than they ever imagined? Or will their fears hold them apart?


Author’s Notes for Sandhill Dreams

Fort Robinson remains a wonderful state park tucked in the far northwestern corner of Nebraska. If you ever have the chance to visit, take the detour and explore a base rich in history from the days Custer through World War Two. Many building are still standing, and the museum’s curator Thomas Bueckner is a wealth of knowledge about the history of the Fort.

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Another historical romance to read and re-read! Historical romances are some of my favorites, and this one doesn't disappoint!
About the Author
Cara Putman

Cara C. Putman, the award-winning author of 24 books, started college at 16, graduated college at 20, and completed her law degree at 27. FIRST for Women magazine called Shadowed by Grace “captivating” and a “novel with ‘the works.’” Cara is active at her church and a lecturer on business and employment law to graduate students at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. Putman also practices law and is a second-generation homeschooling mom. Putman is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration at Krannert. She serves on the executive board of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization she has served in various roles since 2007. She lives with her husband and four children in Indiana. You can connect with her online at:


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