French Letters: Engaged in War, is the second book in the French Letters Trilogy. The companion to Virginia s War, it is the story of Will Hastings, an army doctor caught up in the D-Day landings in Normandy and the drive to capture St. Lo, France. Isolated from Virginia Sullivan and the events taking place at home, Will faces the demands of combat surgery under fire and the losses of his brother, his friends, and his connection to home. Historically accurate and precise and covering events from exactly the same time frame as the events in the first volume, Engaged in War is a novel of the will to survive when war, distance, loss, and the uncertainty of the future separate a couple far beyond the breaking point.
Any book that deals with war invokes certain emotions in me. French Letters is the type of book that will tug at your heart and have you ready to cry at any moment. That being said, it's worth the crying because by the end you learn a lot about the characters, and even about yourself.
September 14, 2010
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