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Letters from Sweden

By author: David Schaeffer
Product Code: P674
ISBN: 9780881468991
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Availability: In stock
Price: $28.00

The "Greatest Generation" was filled with war heroes and love stories, during and shortly after World War II. Love of God, country, and family were the priorities of young men and women facing and surviving military service at the time. Many of their love stories were told in letters written home from overseas. Hidden in dusty boxes in attics or locked away in storage chests, these treasures are occasionally found and their stories finally uncovered. This is the true story of Bill, a twenty-eight-year-old Gettysburg seminarian and Purple Heart veteran, who was still single, disenchanted with women, and unsure of his future in the ministry. Mary was a twenty-two-year-old, highly educated, pragmatic young woman starting a public health program from scratch in Greenville, South Carolina. After meeting, they quickly fell in love and became engaged on the same day Bill left for an eighteen-month post-graduate religious and academic study program in Sweden in January 1947. Based on hundreds of handwritten letters during and after the war, this nonfiction historical romance explores how, with God's help, one couple's love, commitment, faith, and trust was sustained and grew across an ocean of separation.
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