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My Very Dearest Anna

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3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 24th 2011 by Hemlock Films
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Kara
Dec 29, 2011 Kara rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
"LOVE IS AN EVER SPLENDID VENTURE, AND THIS WALK
IN DICK'S SHOES IS A PLEASURABLE REMINDER, LIKE THAT
OF MANY WHOSE SERVICE ALSO MEANT SEPARATION
DURING THE YEARS OF WORLD WAR II. HIS LOVE LASTED
A LIFE TIME. HIS INSIGHTS INTO THE VAGARIES OF SERVICE
LIFE TOUCH THE RECALL BUTTON FOR MANY WHO ALSO
SERVED. "MY VERY DEAREST ANNA" IS AN ENJOYABLE AND
EASY READ FOR ONE AND ALL. "
- Col. Charles E. McGee

"MY VERY DEAREST ANNA" IS A VERY TOUCHING STORY THAT WILL RESONATE WITH ANYONE WHO READS IT. THE LETTERS P
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Katie
Mar 28, 2012 Katie rated it did not like it
Sorry to say, but this book was painfully bad. I finished it only because I wanted to give it a chance for redemption as I received a free copy through Goodreads giveaways, but I did some strong skimming after the first third of the book. The letters are uninteresting, repetitive, and I found the grandfather to be not particularly likable. I'm sure Ms. Martinelli's family appreciates this book, but I sure didn't.
Ellen
Feb 02, 2012 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Such a lovely book written about Kara's grandparents showing how their love grew through the letters written to each other while he was at war. I highly recommend this book.
Stacy
Oct 11, 2012 Stacy rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Yikes.

Book idea is a nice gesture and probably very meaningful to the family...but as an outsider I had no appreciation for the work.
Jessica
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Feb 14, 2012 Kara rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Bobby Allen rated it it was amazing
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Katie
Aug 16, 2013 Katie rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This was so sweet to read. it warmed my cold heart to read these letters.
Kim
Aug 06, 2012 Kim rated it it was ok
It was ok, but very slow read.
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Ellen
Feb 14, 2012 Ellen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful book... I highly recommend it.
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Kara Martinelli works in the television and film industry, mainly producing aviation documentaries, telling stories of veterans and airplanes. She currently resides in Ohio. "My Very Dearest Anna" is her first book.

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“Darling it may be a long time before we see one another again. But I want you to know. Every time I’ve said I love you- I meant it. There’s no two ways about it. The crew was talking about what’s ahead of us, but we all agreed on one thing. We’re coming back.” 3 likes
“When I opened the box, I had to remove myself from whose handwriting it was that I was reading and whose story I was hearing. I had to, or I never would have made it past the first letter. If I stopped to think about my Grandpa writing to my Grandma, knowing how much he loved her and how many years he spent without her after her death, I knew I wouldn’t be able to make it through just one letter without an onslaught of tears. And it was Grandpa, a voice I knew so well. One that I miss terribly.” 3 likes
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