L.K. Campbell's "Gold Star Wife" is the story of a World War II-era widow, Janet. When she goes to visit long-time friends for a vacation, they set her up with a man who had a crush on her years ago (Paul) when he was stationed in the Army with her late husband.Because it's a romance novel, it's fairly predictable that the two will wind up together. The entire story takes place over four weeks' time and at times feels a little forced for reasons I can't quite define. I think one of the primary reasons is that Janet's three children take to Paul almost too easily (although there are difficult moments with her eldest, Jason Jr.).Campbell's writing is enjoyable and her characters are believable and interesting. I think this is a solid four-star read, suitable for the beach or other "light reading" situations.