|'Til We Meet Again|
Author: Ray & Betty Whipps
How I Found It: My dad sent it to me actually!
Date Completed: 6/6/16
Summary: Many couples met and married after only brief amounts of time together during the tumultuous days of WWII. This is the story of one such couple.
What I Thought: This is the type of book I would have loved in my early teenage years. History, a dash of romance, a strong faith foundation for the story...all things I loved in my literature back in the day. I mean, I still really like those things, but these days it's not an exclusive list. Still, it's not surprising my dad randomly sent this to me via my Kindle account early this summer. He clearly remembers the reading tastes of that young girl well. This type of thing isn't often my speed nowadays, but I decided to give it a chance for the joy of both my father and my younger self.
I knew within a few of the short chapters that, while it was not going to be my new favorite book, Kevin was going to love it. My sweet husband is a big WWII buff (saying 'fan' would seem way too weird here). As of this writing, he's about halfway through and my prediction was spot on. Although, he is confused how I read the whole thing in an hour or two altogether.
My take? Well, it's a neat book. The Whipps have a story not unique from that era. Young man heads to war, gets injured, meets beautiful nurse, proposes, more war ensues, and they end up reunited and living a long life together post-war. Of course, many couples were not happily reunited. Many others did not live happily-ever-after. And few had the strong bond of shared faith to unite them the way the Whipps did.