“This is so much more than another account of WWII aerial warfare. What is so great about this book is that it is primarily first-hand accounts of what it was like to become a combat pilot of what many consider the most important American fighter plane of WWII, the P-51 Mustang, AND what it was like for his fiance and his parents. It re-presents not just the physical and mental rigors and challenges of each step in the process, but also the emotional highs and lows of connections to loved ones back home. Because these letters are written in the dialect of the day some of the phrases may be unfamiliar to those younger than 40. This provides a wonderful opportunity for them to seek out and learn that history from those who spoke it or heard their parents use it. This is a "must read," especially for those whose knowledge of that war is only facts and dates. Letters from the Heart will make this time "live" for them.”
- Bob Crouch - Amazon Review
"Reading this book was like walking back in time through all the stories I had heard from my parents and their friends. I loved that we got to read the actual uncensored letters, allowing you to feel the pain and uncertainty of the time. The honesty expressed inspires me to start digging in the attic to see if I can find my parents letters- and perhaps get to know who they were before they were just Mom and Dad."
- GW, Amazon Review
"This love story is the stuff of Nicholas Sparks’ fiction — a chance meeting in Nashville leads to a magic that lasts a lifetime."
- Angela Folds, The Tennessean Newspaper
"This book was part love story and part history lesson. The language, the tone and the relationship were honest and colorful and told so much about the era. Can you imagine what it must have been like to meet and fall in love with someone and to have them shipped off to war for two years? Only the strongest of loves could endure, and reading about this relationship left me with a smile on my face. A true feel-good read.
-Lindsay Fa, Amazon Review
"One rarely gets to sense the PEOPLE behind the events of World War II. This book helped me get to know some of the people that participated in that history-making era, and I am greatly enriched for reading it."
- KM. Amazon review