Wonderful short stories about married couples staying together under sometimes the worst of circumstances. I gave a copy to my 93 year old mother who was a nurse during WW2. She reads the stories randomly and told me she found them very heartwarming.
I knew one of the veterans who is in the book. I found a special reason for reading the book and learned more about his lovely wife Vi. This is a series of very short stories about a number of veterans and their spouses. The title is very intriguing to me and the concept of the book gave new meaning to my study of WWII.
A solid 4-4.5 star rating for a collection of true historical romances (around WWII). There’s plenty of pictures (then and more recent) and a piece of marital advice from each couple. I would have liked to see more diverse couples, but, overall a feel-good read that is well-organized. Some very interesting historical tidbits too. I think the author’s next work should be about what happened to the little Italian girl.
Very interesting book about real romance, devoid of the drama and glamour one expects of fiction yet still heart warming and beautiful. I often enjoy reading fiction/nonfiction about the “Greatest Generation” because they were survivors and pioneers, they loved, they lost and they rose to the task during times of great tyranny. But this book had something more because each story was personal and these people felt very tangible to me. Made me relive story-telling from my Grandmother.
Loved this book – very similar to the one with Larry King, but I loved this more because it was all couples who were married during WWII and were still married sharing their story – at the end of each section, the couple had a little “love lesson” – or small piece of advice. Great read!
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I too, would love to know what happened to the little Italian girl featured in chapter 2, who was “adopted” by Milt Stafford and his buddy during the war.