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Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, two medical professionals enlist in the service to help the injured soldiers. They meet while working in a hospital and marry right away. When the two are sent to separate front lines, their only method of communication is writing love letters to each other. In a war that seems like it will never end, they are concerned how long will it be before they see each other.
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2017
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After a whirlwind romance and wedding, Helen Eberhart Daley, an army nurse, and Lieutenant Frank Daley, M.D. are sent to the front lines of Europe with only letters to connect them for months at a time.
Surrounded by danger and desperately wounded patients, they soon find that only the war seems realand their marriage more and more like a distant dream. If they make it through the war, will their marriage survive?
Based on the incredible true love story, With Love, Wherever You Are is an adult novel from beloved childrens author Dandi Daley Mackall.
Newly graduated nurse Helen Eberhart enlists in the Army, but before she can go overseas, she finds herself tending wounded soldiers a little closer to home. Frank Daleys graduation from medical school sees him headed straight to boot camp by way of Helens hospital. A chance encounter leads to a whirlwind romance and eventually a wedding, even as Helen and Frank prepare for separate deployments. Amid the dangers of the front lines, they fight another battlekeeping a new marriage alive with only letters to stay connected.
Starred review. Mackalls tale of love in the European theater during WWII makes readers feel as though theyre there with Helen and Frank. . . No detail is too small, and no emotion is untapped. . . The no-holds-barred depictions of war, in-depth characterizations, and suspense make Mackalls historical novel an excellent choice.
Starred review. Mackall has crafted memorable, complex characters who courageously face the tragedy of war . . . the heartbreaking narrative and precise prose will stay with readers long after the final page.
In 1941, Helen Eberhart, RN, and Frank Daley, MD, meet in Battle Creek, Michigan, while preparing to be shipped overseas for wartime duty. Frank admires Helens determination and work ethic. Helen loves Franks compassion for others. After a brief courtship, they marryand are promptly sent in separate directions for assignments in European hospitals and mobile medical units. Throughout the war, they rely on letters, heavily censored and often delayed, to nurture their fledgling relationship. Key friendships lead to each developing a stronger faith in God.
Award-winning Mackall mined her parents voluminous wartime correspondence to give a fictionalized, detailed, and fascinating look not only at the struggles to maintain a wartime romance, but at the daily rigors, heartbreak, and hazards involved in wartime service. Captivating and realistic, With Love, Wherever You Are will appeal to readers who enjoy 1940s-era romance, adventure, and womens fiction. Photos of Mackalls parents add to the novels charm.
Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Very goodJune 2, 2017Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Army nurse Helen meets Frank, a doctor, and they have a whirlwind courtship and marriage. When both are sent separately to Europe during World War II, they exchange letters while waiting for the war to end. I thought this book was very good. Though fiction, the story is based on the author's parents, and actual letters and photographs are included.
The Modest MaidenAge: 18-24Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful BookMay 17, 2017The Modest MaidenAge: 18-24Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5With Love, Wherever You Are was my first book to read by Dandi Daley Mackall. It was wonderful! The writing was great, the words used for picturesque -- the whole book painted a wonderful portrait of life as a war nurse and doctor.
This was a beautiful, true story of two young people trying to find their own way in life, and of the Lord's calling them to Himself when they came to the end of themselves, written by the daughter of the couple in the book.
The scenes when the two were in a courtship were portrayed with a hint of fun and tenderness. The letters between the two were timeless. The separation of the two was written with heartbreaking pathos.
The main story line was about a young doctor and a young nurse from two different states who met in one camp. They were together a short time before he left the camp. But he came back. And they were married. And within a couple days of the marriage they were sent to the front line of their choice -- chosen before they knew each other. One liked warmth and one liked cold, so were sent in two different directions. And they exchanged hundreds of letters while they were separated, as fast as the war-time mail would carry it. At every opportunity they would slip off to be with each other, if only for a few hours.
This would be a book I would recommend for older readers -- both of them were sent to the front lines of World War II in medical positions. She was a nurse, and as such, there are several heartrending -- and true -- accounts of recovery for "the boys"; descriptions of family reunions, of mothers and fathers seeing their sons for the first time. There are several emotions expressed that may be complicated for younger readers. He was a doctor, and was sent with the British unit to the front lines in France, where there are some gruesome injuries encountered and treated.
Would I read this book again? Yes. Would I pass this on to someone else to read? Absolutely =)
Sue Galucki5 Stars Out Of 5Time well spentMay 2, 2017Sue GaluckiQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoy WWII novels and this one is a cut above most I have read. The author is writing about her own parents and was able to capture their unique situation as they served separately overseas and got to know one another through the letters they wrote. She successfully painted a picture of the grit, horrors, and discomfort of war in addition to the romance between Frank and Helen.
Michelle5 Stars Out Of 5Lovely World War II Romance Based on a True StoryApril 21, 2017MichelleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5With Love, Wherever You Are by Dandi Daley Mackall brings the reader in the midst of World War II. It tells the love story of a doctor and a nurse who marry and correspond throughout the war from different parts of the world. Told through many letters as well as narrative, this book was based on a true story and real letters. I knew that as I began reading; however, I did not realize until later that the story was put together by the daughter of the couple. This was a fantastic read and I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves clean romance and family stories. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Karen RWAGender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5A wonderful WW2 romanceApril 14, 2017Karen RWAGender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A lovely WW2 romance based on the author's own parent's story, told mainly through their correspondence. The narrative between the letters is well-written, filling in the story, and giving a perspective from both Helen and Frank, with a touch of humor sometimes. Their frustrations of being separated, and determination to find a way to see each other, and remain loyal to their vows is conveyed well. Their love story is a bright contrast to the daily challenges they face as Army medical personnel, and the ugly reality of war that surrounds them. Faith, hope and love shine through the darkness that they face. I couldn't rest until I found out how it ended for them, and their siblings too. I really liked the added index with details of the real people, including pictures and actual letters, plus the author's personal account.
Highly recommend for mature readers who enjoy an authentic romance tale set in wartime.
(An e-book was provided by NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.)