As Always, Jack: A Wartime Love Story

As Always, Jack: A Wartime Love Story

Near the end of WWII, a Navy pilot meets and falls in love with a beautiful California girl. They have a brief two weeks together before he is shipped off to the South Pacific. This is an engaging collection of his letters, compiled by the daughter he never got to meet. Full of poignant detail—a chronicle of the passions and fears of wartime—the book is the ultimate love story of America's “greatest generation.

Title:As Always, Jack: A Wartime Love Story
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316738712
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  • Kristin R

    This is a beautiful and sweet biography about the author's father whom she never got to meet. Her mother and father met at the end of World War II and got married when he returned home. The author's m...

  • Maureen

    The best love stories are true. Great reveal near the end. And yes, the ending had me diving for the tissue box!...

  • Ruth

    Four months after her father was lost in the waters south of Bermuda on what was supposed to have been a routine Navy flight, Emma Sweeney was born. By the time she was old enough to start wondering a...

  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith

    Emma Sweeney has spent her life wondering what her real father must have been like. From time to time, she could gather moments in time from her mother of what their courtship and marriage must have b...

  • Pamela (Lavish Bookshelf)

    Book summary: Emma Sweeney finally meets her father, 40 years later, through letters her father wrote as a World War II aviator tragically killed in action before he ever met his only daughter. Great ...

  • Caiti

    A beautiful memoir and letters. Emma Sweeney meets the father she never knew via his love letters to her mother written in 1946. A navy pilot, Jack Sweeney left for an undetermined length of time for ...

  • Anne Clermont

    I don't normally read memoirs, or true stories, or collections, but this tore at my heart strings from the first letter. I had goosebumps as I read each page, cried, laughed. I could clearly see Jack,...

  • CoffeeBreakBooks

    An interesting and poignant glimpse into the lives of the main characters at the end of World War II and the early days of the Cold War. Emma Sweeney did a good job of presenting the background, the l...

  • Marsha Laney

    I read this in a couple hours tonight. Phenomenal book told by letters from the author's late father. A navy pilot who eventually was lost in the Bermuda Triangle, the letters he wrote the woman who w...

  • Judith

    This was an amazing read, both for the romantic aspect of the letters this man wrote to his girlfriend who became his wife and for the aspect of a daughter learning about her father through the letter...