Seasons of Love and War – Spotlight


SEASONS OF LOVE AND WAR is a historical family saga and epic love story.

Childhood sweethearts Beth Ann Rose and Kaylob Shawn O’Brien just want to get married and pursue their dream careers, but the Vietnam War changes everything when Kaylob is drafted into the Army and declared dead.

Beth Ann has a complete emotional melt down and starts to have visions of him in the jungles of Vietnam. Is he alive or has she completely lost her mind?



Wow! What an amazing beginning to an epic love story. Childhood sweethearts grow up and then Vietnam. When Kaylob goes off to War, Beth Ann waits for him. He does make it back and Beth Ann is so thrilled. But, Kaylob tells her he must go back and save his friends. That is when it hits the fan. Kaylob goes missing and his bloody dogtags are found. His family finally decides he has passed and try to move on. Beth Ann is sure he is alive. She goes into a talespin. Years pass and she is haunted by dreams in which she sees Kaylob. Kaylob is alive and trying to get free of the prison camp. Beth finally gets herself sort of together and moves on with life. Then what???? What a twist! WOWby Cindy J. Smith

It’s a wonderful story of two people who have been in love since they where just kids.. They plan a whole life together but the Vietnam war got in their way… This story just sucked me right in.. Probably because it is of my generation and I can really relate to the characters… I gave it 5 stars because you can really feel the characters… If you love a good love story, and don’t mind shedding a few tears, then I recommend this book for you…It will make you laugh and cry and maybe even get you mad at times…. A book worth reading!!!!by Lorie White


8128056Brenda Ashworth Barry’s first book was a memoir titled, Healing the Voices Within, which was never published but sponsored on a local TV station and flew off the shelves at her Healing Center in Redding California.

Her most recent work is a six-part saga of star-crossed lovers separated by the war in Vietnam, entitled Seasons of Love and War. Brenda worked for over five years to bring the Saga alive. Book two December Road is out now. More books coming soon.

Brenda lives in Roseburg, Oregon, in the Highlands, and has raised four children three birth children and one adopted born in her heart. Her husband, who was in the military for 21 years, gave her help and encouragement while writing her novel. When she’s not writing she can normally be found walking the trails with her husband and their little dachshund, or in their RV enjoying nature and the ocean.



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