Author Brenda Jones published her second book, a novel telling the story of a couple torn apart by World War II.

In “Keeping Hope Alive,” Maggie Amos takes on a new identity after her fiancé enlists in the Navy. But the two soon lose contact and Maggie is forced to adapt to a new and unfamiliar culture while dealing with single motherhood and the responsibility of managing a business.

This is the second book for Jones, who calls Delaware and Ohio home. Her first, “Nurses Under Fire,” was based on the diaries of American nurses caught up in the Japanese occupation of the Philippine soon after Pearl Harbor.

“Keeping Hope Alive” is available in softcover format at bookcentra.com. The 288-page novel is priced at $14.99.