War Bonds: Love Stories From the Greatest Generation is available now
***3/5 stars- liked it!
Columnist Cindy Hval brings together 30 snapshots of enduring love forged in World War II.
- Fans of a good human interest story
- Readers of short nonfiction and essays
- Readers of history and social history
Here’s my Rankings:
- 3/5 overall
REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:
War Bonds is a collection of short essays on the lives of World War II-generation couples who often turned courtships of three months or less into six decade marriages. Collected and told by a newspaper columnist, each section reads much as a surface human interest story complete with a love lessons advice from the couples and a representative war time song. The result does lack some depth, presenting a vivid but disappearing greatest generation much quieted by time and hindsight, but the very definition of heartwarming. And kudos to the author for a title in pun.