I’ve been working so hard on my latest book project that sometimes I neglect to check on my first book baby.
Thankfully, my youngest son is a Goodreads user and prompted me to read this latest review.
Here’s an excerpt:
I started reading War Bonds a few weeks ago, and began to read just one story each night as a way to end the day on a happy note. Cindy Hval wrote a series about the Pearl Harbor Survivors Associations for the Spokane Spokesman Review. What people couldn’t get enough of were the stories that featured couples married 6 or 7 decades, so she compiled 30 of these stories into a book. These are couples who met or married during or shortly after WWII, building a life together and keeping love alive in their marriages. Each story is only a few pages (with wonderful then and now pictures), but each speaks volumes. These are people who lived through uncertain times, but knew what they wanted, what they needed and pursued it. They were brave and courageous in tumultuous times, and faced adversity matter of factly. Most importantly, they did all this together. This was indeed the Greatest Generation, and maybe they still have something to teach us. The advice seems so simplistic, maybe we really do overthink things sometimes. Some advice:
When you get married, you stay married.
Be considerate and respectful of each other, but don’t forget to have some joy and laugh a little.
Why squabble with the love of your life?
You can read the full review on Candy’s Planet or on Goodreads.
Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts about War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation.
And for readers who just post stars– those are fantastic, too!
It’s wonderful to know War Bonds is being read, enjoyed and talked about.