I'll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Palmieri-Hayes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What a lovely, moving and engrossing story. I won this freebie through Goodreads giveaways and possibly wouldn't have rushed out and bought it, even though something about it really appealed to me, so I'm glad I won a copy.
It's set during the second world war and is written in the format of letters exchanged by two American war brides who become penpals and good friends, through writing to each other whilst their husbands are away fighting.
Glory is a young mother from a wealthy background longing for her husband Robert to return, whilst Rita is an older wife devoted to her beloved husband Sal, and missing not just him the love of her life but their only son also enlisted in the armed forces.
As the 2 women share their thoughts and feelings, triumphs and tragedies we are drawn into their lives and the lives of those around them, some fabulous characterization takes place and the reality of war hits home. Interspersed with fascinating war time recipes which the 2 women also exchange you can't fail to get sucked into their lives with this emotional highly charged peek into their lives.
If you enjoyed The Postmistress I can highly recommend this.