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Darling Edith, Dearest Wayne by [Mackaman, Sarah E.]
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  • File Size: 11079 KB
  • Print Length: 754 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GA96O1O
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5.0 out of 5 stars Darling Edith, Dearest Wayne 3 Aug. 2014
By C. Yates - Published on Amazon.com
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I downloaded this book onto my Kindle from Amazon once I read the review that it was about World War II. This has been my major educational interest this summer and this book certainly has not let me down....with the title of the book you surely do expect a love story and that is what you get between Edith and Wayne through their letters during the war. You also get much information from another Navy man who fills in what is happening with the ship he, Wayne and other Navy men are on and what they are doing where during these war days and nights. The love letter are the glue that holds the story together; the other parts give you information regarding the Navy getting ready for war in Little Creek, and other locations prior to leaving the U.S.A. The boat/ship is the LCT 109 which Wayne skippers. It carries tanks, jeeps, men and whatever is needed to shore. You will travel to North Africa, France, Italy and England with Wayne, his crew and letters he wrote to Edith...how homesick, and lovesick this man is while protecting his country. Remember this was a time before instant communication...no cell phones..no emails. Many times it was months before a written letter was delivered. I very much liked this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes a good read...it is heart rendering and probably the best book I have read this summer.
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, very personal 10 Oct. 2014
By tleeminnieme - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this book for free as a daily deal. I really wouldn't recommend it at full price, unless you're related to the people involved. Then it would be a great piece of family history.

It is very sweet. The author is publishing the very personal letters that passed between her parents during WW II. I hate to give it only 3 stars, but as a WW II "home front" book it is not the best I've read.

I applaud the author for getting this published as a record of a tremendous / horrendous time in our history. I'm really not dissing the book, it just isn't the best one I've read about what went on "back home".

So, I gave it 3 stars, but not in a "bad" or ugly way. I wouldn't recommend it at full price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars When our parents were young 2 Feb. 2014
By Elaine G - Published on Amazon.com
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I first met Edith and Wayne when their kids were grown and grandchildren were small. They were intelligent, down-to-earth Midwesterners. Nothing in their manner suggested the passion and romantic love of their youth. The sweetness and innocence of the time makes me feel sorry for our kids today.
4.0 out of 5 stars Real life romance AND history! 19 Mar. 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the story via their letters of a World War II era couple. Each of them writes a very readable letter so their personalities come through vividly. The author's decision to intersperse the papers of Langan Swent, who served in the same unit as her father, with his letters was a stroke of genius. It illuminates what was happening in his war that he couldn't write home about. I really enjoyed getting to know Edith and Wayne!
5.0 out of 5 stars Behind the History Book Pages 21 Mar. 2014
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This one hit me hard, having read it after a visit to the Normandy beaches and cemeteries. It goes behind history book pages to deliver a riveting firsthand account of the war. Especially helpful are excerpts from a third-person journal that place the love letters in the context of the war going on just outside the frame of their correspondence. A commendable first-time book.
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