I'll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes

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Engaging, charming and moving, a beautifully rendered exploration of WWII on the homefront and the type of friendship that helps us survive all manner of battles.
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"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.

 

About Suzanne Hayes

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Loretta Nyhan is a professor of literature and a green-living, garden-growing mother of two. She is also the co-author of I'll Be Seeing You with Suzanne Hayes. Loretta lives in the Chicago area. You can follow her on Twitter.
 
Published June 1, 2013 by MIRA. 336 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Romance. Fiction
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Dear Author

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Reviewed by Jayne on May 29 2013

“I’ll Be Seeing You” offers a little seen glimpse into a time that radically changed a nation and set the stage for the world we know now. It shows women being strong, and weak and human. But most of all being friends.

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on Mar 31 2013

Engaging, charming and moving, a beautifully rendered exploration of WWII on the homefront and the type of friendship that helps us survive all manner of battles.

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All About Romance

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Reviewed by Maggie Boyd on Jul 02 2013

Overall I primarily enjoyed the novel and found it an easy read. It did a good job of capturing friendship between women and what a very special role that plays in our lives.

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