War Bonds – Love Stories From The Greatest Generation
Young people have been falling in love since time began, but romance during a world war had a unique set of challenges. The uncertainty of the time led to an abundance of couples marrying quickly, after brief courtships. Yet amazingly, these couples created lifelong bonds. War Bonds: Love Stories From the Greatest Generation tells those stories.
From blind dates to whirlwind romances to long separations, War Bonds highlights stories of couples who met or married during or shortly after WWII. Underscoring these tales are the principles of maintaining lasting love in the face of tumultuous times, as well as the daily challenges of building a life together. Each narrative begins with a World War II-era song title and concludes with a "Love Lesson" from the featured couple.
Illustrated with photos from the 1940's as well as current photographs of each couple, War Bonds offers readers a glimpse of bygone days, along with the hope, that they too can create their own lasting love stories.
About Cindy Hval (Spokane, Washington Author)
Cindy Hval is a columnist and correspondent for the Spokesman Review newspaper in Spokane, Washington. Her “Front Porch” column offers humorous, often poignant commentary about life, love and raising sons– not necessarily in that order.
Her first book, "War Bonds: Love Stories From the Greatest Generation" was published by Casemate in February 2015. "War Bonds" tells the stories of 36 couples who met/ married during or shortly after WWll. Fully illustrated with photos from the 1940's as well as current photos, the book captures the courage, tenacity and commitment of the Greatest Generation.
She's currently working on her second book, tentatively titled Life, Love and Raising Sons: Views from My Front Porch.
In addition, her work has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies including eight volumes of the Chicken Soup For the Soul series.
Cindy is the wife of one husband (for 30 years) mother of four sons ages 26 to 16 and is owned by two cats, also boys.
Her idea of heaven is a room full of books and all the time in the world to read them.