Can you imagine meeting someone and marrying them within just a few month……when you had no intention of marrying, possibly ever…..in the middle of a war….when you are both in the army? That is exactly what Frank and Helen did in this fun yet emotional tale. Based on the life of the author’s parents, this story gives you a glimpse of battlefield romance and the struggles of a couple serving their country while trying to nurture a new marriage.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It makes for a nice, relaxing read and sweet love story. It is full of twists and turns that keep you engaged and rooting for the couple while never really sure what is going to happen next. But is not so intense that you can’t relax. It gives you a realistic glimpse into World War II through the eyes of medical personnel and from the perspective of a couple where both members are serving – not necessarily a common perspective.
As an army wife myself, I found it interesting to read about a military relationship during another time and another war. While many things have changed in the army, quite a few are very similar. The struggles and challenges a military couple face really aren’t that different today. I’m glad this book had a wonderful heartwarming end. I’m pretty biased in favor of happy endings and this book did not disappoint!
The author, Dandi Daley Mackall, has written over 450 books for children and adults, speaks to a wide variety of audiences across the U.S. and has won several awards. She lives in Ohio with her husband, kids, and a variety of animals. You can learn more about Dandi and her writings on her website and Goodreads page and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
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I received a complimentary copy of With Love, Wherever You Are from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.