“I’m a sucker for a good love story.” Advance review of War Bonds.

Delighted that War Bonds: Love Stories From the Greatest Generation has received another 5-star rating on Goodreads, this time from author Terry Bain.

Here’s the complete review:

“I have a confession to make. I’m not a history buff. When browsing book covers (no, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but you can’t deny that everyone does it anyway), I will avoid books with vintage photos and titles intimating the past. I had a feeling, though, that War Bonds would be different, due mostly because it is a book simply chock full of love stories.

I’m a sucker for a good love story.

The love stories aren’t your ordinary boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl again Hollywood popcorn stuffers either. No, they are the tales told by those who have lived through the worst, have managed to survive, together, through love’s strongest test–the test of time.

I wouldn’t say these stories are recipes for success, but I would say that there are some extremely valuable lessons regardless. Most often the lesson of “how do you stay together despite everything” is simply that you do, that you are fond enough of each other that you just keep moving forward. I get that the simple lessons of folks who have been there are hard to take into our everyday struggles, but they are no less important to hear.

The thirty love stories that fill the pages of War Bonds add up to something almost indescribable, and I’m happy to experienced each and everyone one of them. I congratulate Cindy Hval on recognizing their importance, and hope she’ll continue the good work of documenting these important stories that shines light on what the words “happily ever after” really mean.”

Terry Bain, author “You Are a Dog: Life Through the Eyes of Man’s Best Friend” and “We Are the Cat: Life Through the Eyes of the Royal Feline

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