I'll Be Seeing You
"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 ...more
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I don’t know what it is, but I usually find myself liking books told through letters. I think it’s an especially good medium for historical fiction; it works like a charm for The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, for example, and that’s one of my favorite reads (and re-reads) ever. There’s something about letters back and forth that makes a story so much more personal. It’s a quality that I think is becoming steadily overwh ...more
Oh how I cherish these two friends, Rita and Glory!! Their friendship, is the kind of bond that every woman wishes to have; such honesty, raw emotions, fortitude, courage, strengths, weaknesses, joys, sorrows, trials, celebrations... It's the kind of kindred-spirited love that is indescribable.
To know that whatever you go through, no matter how ugly or messy or diff ...more
My original intent behind reading this book was twofold.
I was intrigued by the premise, but not enough to take it home with me...at first. Having grown up in a military family I was used to writing letters to my father while he was out to sea. They were short notes of love, but now that I am older and find bits of my own heart underwater with navy friends who are deployed I thought it might be best to wait and read this when they returned. Then the ...more
"I'll Be Seeing You" is a book of letters exchanged between two women during WWII. By the end of this book, you could not convince me that the women and the people in their lives were not real. When I started this book I wondered how the authors, through letters, could devise pl ...more
I couldn't have been more wrong.
Yes, it's all told through letters, but the words draw you into the page. As I read, I stepped back in time, into the lives of two women left on the home-front during WWII. Everything--from their gardens to their recipes to their nosy neighbors all served to totally transport me and draw me in.
Two pen-pals develop an inc ...more
Contains Mild Spoilers
This epistolary novel is set during World War II, when two women as different as different gets find each other through a pen pal program. Glory Whitehall is a young mother living in New England and Rita Vicenzo is a middle-aged woman from Iowa. The war is the only thing they have in common – at first.
Rita’s only son and husband as well as Glory’s husband are all fighting in the war, st ...more
The mere ...more
I thought this was a pretty good read. Quite powerful, and a moving friendship between women in WWII.
In 1943 the woman were being left home while the men went to war. Rita Vincenzo and Glory Whitehall are two such women, left behind not knowing where their men were, what they were doing, or if they would make it back to them in one piece. These ladies exchanged letters sharing their fears, triumphs, and live with each other. The friendship between Rita and Glory was not like most friendships since these ladies never met each other. Their friendship was actually made by the picking addresses and ...more
Published By: harlequin MIRA
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
"I'll Be Seeing You" by Suzanne H. Palmieri & Loretta Nyhan was one of those reads that I couldn't but down until the very end and then I was left thinking Wow, what a read. This novel was written of two women on the home front, Rita and Glory, who had never met in real life who become pen pals. ...more
Wow. This was an incredible book. It's the first fictional book I've read based on letters only and I was fascinated. Set in America, during WWII, two women become USO pen pals to support each other through the war as their husbands and a son are fighting. They are very different - socioeconomic levels, age, area of the country, etc and yet they form a unique bond. I enjoyed reading ab ...more
There are so many beautiful lines in this book, so many heart breaks, so ...more
The book wasn't outright terrible. In fact, I remain surprised that the shared authorship worked as well as it did. ...more