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Esther Lange told Linus Hahn that she was sure. In reality, she was anything but sure that she wanted to succumb to his charms just for one night before he departed, bound for the World War II European battlefield. But she did, and soon found herself pregnant, shunned by her parents — who had already lost one daughter — and very much alone. Linus honorably arranged for Esther to live with his parents in their small Wisconsin home town, and they are engaged to be married when he comes home. Esther secured a nursing job at the local hospital, but more than two years later, still has not heard from Linus.
One day a letter arrives from a man named Peter Hess who identifies himself as a medic. Enclosed within Peter’s letter is the letter Linus intended for Esther to receive only in the event of his death.
No telegram from the U.S. government has been delivered, and there has been no knock on the Hahns’ door from a military chaplain. So Esther questions whether Linus actually perished. On the night Sadie was conceived, Esther barely knew Linus, having only dated him for a month, and she was not in love with him. She is confident that he was not in love with her, either. Is that the confession Linus wanted her to hear in the event that he would not return home? Or will she be surprised to read his profession of love for her and their two-year-old daughter?