A quick sampling:
from Beverly A, via email:
What a truly interesting story this was. I've been waffling for several weeks over whether or not to buy this--and then when I finally did get it and started reading I could not stop until I finished. The tone of the whole story is so right for the period. I was in high school when the war ended and so heard a few stories but none quite as compelling as this--plus in the old times no one would have dared be so open about the loves that could not be avoided. It is a wonderful tale and I completely enjoyed it.
several from the many at My Mother's Lover page at Amazon:
Memories came flooding back after reading this story: sitting in the attic with my mother and going through her "treasures". The pictures of planes and pilots from WWII, then the tears, then me begging to know more... Then the secrets from the past and the hints at even a greater story... What can I say? Many of us born during or just after WWII probably haven't a clue as to how our parents sacrificed and lost so much in their young lives. I am only thankful that I had a chance to share my mother's memories before she passed at a young age...
This was a wonderful story and for some of us, a jolt of memory and realization that we better tell our kids more about our growing up times before it is too late!!
from Patricia Churchland, 5 stars:
The first page grabs you, and the book never lets you go. This is a love story, a morality tale, and a chronicle of the comedies of life. Beautiful and brilliant.
A true story, well written. Haunting story that really reminds us that, "War is Hell". Not a mushy romance story. More of an insight into history and human nature.