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Five Stars on July 4, 2015 Another great read!
Greatest Generation Indeed! on July 6, 2015
I liked this book a lot. I enjoyed reading about each person and how they connected with their soon to be spouse. It was both fun and encouraging to see how they grew through the tough times and their determination to be there for one another. It was quite a different world in the 1940’s and the times of World War II. My parents also married during this time, which made the time period more interesting. A different quality of person lived during those years than what we see today. The values of that time appeal to me.
Was enjoyable to read and it was easy to identify with the stories of each couple.
on July 9, 2015
This collection of stories was enjoyable to read and it was easy to identify with the stories of each couple as they were of the same era as my own in-laws. Remarkable commitment to each other and a glimpse into how people of this era lived their lives and what their values were. Wonderful history of common people making their mark through uncommon times. Nice read.
Four Starson July 9, 2015 Human stories from WWII I love reading.
Enjoyed it. on July 22, 2015
Enjoyable read. It was fun to share a few minutes with these couples and their success stories.
War & Remembranceon July 23, 2015
This is a book of vignettes. Each couple tells a bit of their story- perhaps how they met, how the War separated them, or how they reconnected with each other after returning from the War. There was one common thread that ran through each story, though. Each of the couples had been married for many, many years. And each couple had something to impart to the reader about how they kept their love alive over the decades.
The overwhelming sense I got of these people is that they were ordinary people in extraordinary times. They were called to action in one form or another and they went. The women they left behind wrote, worked, raised kids if they had them and carried on. It must have been unbelievably hard going from day to day- wondering if your husband was going to come home. There was no sense that any of them believed they were being heroic and yet, in their own way, each of them were.
This was a book that made me happy and sad at the same time. The stories were interesting. The history- of each individual’s action in World War II and how the U.S. was nearly 75 years ago- was fascinating. As war decimated countries and continents overseas the people left here did what was necessary to keep home and hearth together, not knowing what the next day would bring. Sometimes the pictures were hard. I would look at the snapshots of these young vibrant people and try to see them in the pictures of the couples who had been together for sixty or even seventy or more years and wonder if they missed being young. Then I would think about my marriage and hope that we would be as lucky as they were. That we would be lucky enough to have each other for years and years and then be able to look back and know how blessed we were in having each other, our daughter and grandchildren to carry us forward, and I hope that I can do as well as they did.
Love Stories of World War II on July 28, 2015
This is a lovely book of loves stories culled from interviews from WWII Veterans. I read it straight through, twice. It is a fast read but worth the time to travel back a bit and read about love grown in the pressure cooker of World War II.