Sunday, October 1, 2017

With Love, Wherever You Are Book Review

 With Love, Wherever You Are by is an incredible love story. Does war romances last? Based on a true story. After a whirlwind romance and wedding, Helen Eberhart Daley, an army nurse, and Lieutenant Frank Daley, M.D. are sent to the front lines of Europe, during World War II, with only letters to connect them for months at a time. They are both surrounded by dangers and desperately wounded patients, they soon find that only the war seems real-- and their marriage more and like a distant dream. If they make it through the war, will their marriage survive?
Dandi Daley Mackall

This story tells the real-life story of the romance between Dandi Daley Mackall's parents. Dandi does an amazing job navigating the reader through the hardships, loss, and dangers of the war.  I could not put this book down I had to read the entire book in one sitting. The book is a mix of letters and normal narration.  The story is very easy to follow. I found myself having so many genuine emotions while reading this. I laughed, I cried, I was happy and scared. Their relationship was incredibly strong. This would make a great summer, fall, winter read. I would tell you more about it, but I don't want to ruin it for you. Get this book or check it out at the library. This is such an endearing and uplifting story. The fun part is I am from Michigan and Helen and Frank cross path with each other in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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Alexander Hamilton Comic Book Review

Can history be told through a graphic novel? I wanted to find this out, so I got Jonathan Hennessey's Graphic Novel Alexander Hamilton Biography. Alexander Hamilton is one of the most influential figures in United States history. He fought in the war, helped develop the Constitution and was the first Secretary of the Treasury.  Today, kids know him because of Hamilton the Musical on Broadway.
Justin Greenwood's illustrations are really good. I did, at times, have a hard time figuring out who was who throughout the book, especially because Hennessey seems to skip around in Hamilton's life.
The book starts out with the Monarchy and slavery. It doesn't even start with Hamilton being born. The first ten pages were about growing sugar which created more slavery. Alexander Hamilton is against slavery, but if you only read the first few pages you would think he was for slavery.  I thought this book wouldn't take me very long to read, but it took me an hour to read because I found it hard to follow. I was surprised at how much of the book wasn't about Alexander Hamilton. There were more pages on George Washington than Hamilton. It was a fun read. Did I learn anything from it? No, but then again I am a huge Revolutionary War fan, so I read a lot of books about the founding fathers. This would be a great book for kids, especially kids who don't like to read.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Halloween Fun and History

1910s Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images Halloween is fast approaching. When did our traditions of Halloween happen?  Over 2,000 ye...