When Sailors Play by Susan Jean Ricci

“As I look in the mirror these days, the scars of my youth don’t blind me anymore.”

High school senior Michael Burke has two passions: his childhood sweetheart Ellie Roberts and playing baseball.

When tragedy suddenly strikes and someone dear to Michael’s heart perishes in Vietnam, his impending goals are changed forever. Can Ellie cope with the shock of his hasty turnabout? Will his determination to avenge his loss isolate him from Ellie, or deepen their love?

A tale of young love during the Vietnam era, WHEN SAILORS PLAY reveals gentle reminders of how life’s foibles can either destroy relationships, or strengthen them for the better.

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