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The 3rd sequel to

The First Christmas of the War


The First Christmas After the War

The sequel to THE FIRST CHRISTMAS OF THE WAR and THANKSGIVING, 1942 is here.


Christmas season, 1945.


The terrible years of war are finally over and millions of American solders, sailors, and airmen will be reunited with their families just in time for this glorious holiday season. Among them are the grown children of Gerald and Irene Coleman.


Major Jonathan Coleman is on his way home after surviving many hazardous bombing missions over Europe and later in the Pacific. Anxiously awaiting Jonathan are not only his parents but also his fiancé Francine Donner, with Jonathan’s and Francine’s wedding planned for only days after Christmas.


Captain Joseph Coleman wasn’t as fortunate as his brother, having been shot down in late 1943 and then spending the rest of the war in German prisoner-of-war camps. But with the war now over, Joseph is also on his way home…accompanied by constant nightmares.


Private Thomas Coleman enlisted in the Marine Corps following his high school graduation in the spring of 1945, but the war ended before he could be sent to the Pacific. Home for Christmas furlough, Thomas wonders what next awaits him.


Charlene Coleman – better known to movie-goers as Carla Colburn, one of Hollywood’s newest wartime starlets – is also on her way home, preparing for yet another round of verbal sparring with her mother over Charlene’s burgeoning movie career. But Charlene has her own concerns about her movie prospects now that the war is over.


Join the Coleman family as the years of non-stop worrying and being apart from one another finally come to an end, and each one prepares for what lies ahead following:


The First Christmas After the War