My Darling Dorothy by Jo Virden is a really good romance. I liked the way it included the letters, from each of the main characters, to show what was going on with them.
It also had a few sections where the characters were daydreaming, and that was a bit confusing at first, but it does help you get to know the characters.
The story is wonderful. I got a bit mad at Jack, and was really rooting for Tommie. It did have some sad bits, but that is true to life. Especially during a war.
The book is well written and easy to read. I liked learning more about how life was back then. Things sure have changed a lot.
About the book:
Based on authentic letters from the era, My Darling Dorothy is a timeless love story that transcends both hard times and the brutal impact of war. The tumult of the Great Depression and World War II provides the background for a novel about three young people; Tommie, Jack and Dorothy and their challenges, struggles, defeats and triumphs.
Tommie struggles to survive the Bataan Death March in the fall of 1941, clinging to his dream of a gratifying future with Dorothy as his bride. On the front lines of the European Theatre, Jack experiences the horrors of endless battle. Dorothy, caught between the two, works to maintain her dream of a life beyond small-town Nebraska. The hopes and hardships they share are reflected in the letters that they exchange. Are they remnants of lost dreams, or the foundation for a joyful future?
About the Author:
Jo Virden is the author of A Passion For Life: Ruth Marie Colville. Her first love is writing short stories. My Darling Dorothy, which started as a short story, evolved into Jo’s first novel. She is passionate about promoting childhood literacy and spends many hours volunteering in reading programs throughout the Denver Metro area. She lives in Arvada, Colorado with her husband, Bill, and she enjoys outdoor photography, long walks in the Rocky Mountains and spending time with her grandson, Cyrus.
This post is part of a Blog Tour hosted by Jo Virden. I received a free book to review.