Evie was so much fun. Feisty, upbeat, so full of hope and love. How could Tom not have fallen love with her the minute he laid eyes on her? And Tom, what a perfect hero of the story. So stoic, loyal, strong, and brave. I cried at the end as he put his uniform on and read the final letter from the love of his life fifty years after that first letter.
I love reading historical fiction and learning about the events of the past through the eyes of those who have come before us and how those now interpret their lives. This book flowed from start to finish for me and the pages flew by. I lost myself in the words, pictured myself flying down the lane on “Rusty the bicycle” delivering the post, and had tears running down my cheeks when “those” telegrams were delivered. Ms. Gaynor and Ms. Webb told a gripping tale and did a magnificent job of melding their styles into one seamless work. Definitely five stars and this goes on my keeper shelf.