Sunday, May 19, 2013

I'll Be Seeing You

Suzanne Hayes, Loretta Nyhan


Written literally in correspondence style between two authors who haven’t met, I’ll Be Seeing You is an original and heartfelt story that takes place between two women during World War II.

"I hope this letter gets to you quickly. We are always waiting, aren't we? Perhaps the greatest gift this war has given us is the anticipation..."

It's January 1943 when Rita Vincenzo receives her first letter from Glory Whitehall. Glory is an effervescent young mother, impulsive and free as a bird. Rita is a sensible professor's wife with a love of gardening and a generous, old soul. Glory comes from New England society; Rita lives in Iowa, trying to make ends meet. They have nothing in common except one powerful bond: the men they love are fighting in a war a world away from home.

Brought together by an unlikely twist of fate, Glory and Rita begin a remarkable correspondence. The friendship forged by their letters allows them to survive the loneliness and uncertainty of waiting on the home front, and gives them the courage to face the battles raging in their very own backyards. Connected across the country by the lifeline of the written word, each woman finds her life profoundly altered by the other's unwavering support.

A collaboration of two authors whose own beautiful story mirrors that on the page, I'll Be Seeing You is a deeply moving union of style and charm. Filled with unforgettable characters and grace, it is a timeless celebration of friendship and the strength and solidarity of women (from Netgalley)

My Thoughts

Oh how I enjoyed the past few days getting to know Rita and Glory. I really liked how this story was written. Through their exchange of letters, we get to see both women grow and change. They support each other through their struggles and sadness, through the good times and the bad, through times of uncertainties and loneliness. What a special bond they developed.

I’m a bit sad to have to say goodbye to these two women. The authors did such a great job of making them seem real. I think the way the authors collaborated to write the book made the story ring true.

I would like to thank Harlequin Publishing, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.

Publish date: May 28, 2013.

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