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More years ago than I care to remember, I took out a hardcover novel from the Public Library. I would love to read it again. The heroine, extremely wealthy, is dumped by her fiance (a doctor, I believe). This being wartime, she somehow meets and immediately marries a serviceman (perhaps a sailor) who has been dumped by his girlfriend. He goes off to war. I think she gets word that he has been killed and goes to his home, a farm. When he returns, unharmed, he is suspicious of her, realizing that they married on the rebound. He thinks she married him for money. Things are rather strained between them until he gets word that his brother has been killed in action. She finds him in the hayloft and while he doesn't exactly fall apart in her arms, she does comfort him.
Things are still strained between them when his old girlfriend, now divorced, reappears. They go to a wow of a party and she, never having dressed up, does so now. She contacts her lawyer and he sends her some of her jewelry. When an elderly farmhand sees her all spiffied up, he asks her:
"Is them real diamonds?" To which she replies,
"Them is, Tuck."
Everything gets straightened out and the trouble-making ex-girlfriend gets the heave-ho
This is how I remember the book. It might be from the 60s, it might be from the 70s, it might even be a World War II timeline. I only know it made an impression on me. If anyone can give me guidance, I'd welcome it.
I've list you at the Romantic Times Sleuth Board, but haven't hear anything yet. You could look through this list and see if anything rings a bell. This is from All About Romance. (thanks Laurie) If you think it was before WWII or after Viet Nam, they have more there.
World War II