Lottie Sniderman, a smart, independent, and witty young woman from Worcester, Massachusetts, was just shy of her 19th birthday when she began writing her boyfriend, George Barr, who had recently joined the U.S. Army Signal Corps and was attending training school in Philadelphia. The letters she and George wrote to each other during the length of George’s military service are all contained within the pages of this book. With the backdrop of WWII, you will get to experience firsthand the love between Lottie and George growing, contrasted with their increasing loneliness of being apart. Rarely seen, the majority of these letters have both sides of the conversation, as Lottie made sure George mailed her letters back. As you read through the letters and view the many photographs, postcards, and telegrams, you will get to relive, in vivid detail, the beginning of a long-lasting love story that occurred over 75 years ago.
“I was able to visualize the young couple as they went about their days, as if I were sitting on the edge of their beds (or bunk) pondering their next words while they wrote to each other. I cried as I read and I laughed, I was there!”
“Transports the reader right into the lives of the people involved. Wonderful photos of people and documents. Letter writing is almost a lost art.”
“Love, Love, Love this book. Amazing story of a young couple keeping love and romance alive through letters.”
“An absolutely beautiful book!!”
“It made me fall in love with my husband all over again!”
Marilyn S., 36-year resident of Worcester, Massachusetts
Letters in a Trunk: A WWII Love Story was selected for a free cover redesign by Booklife and will be featured in its September 14, 2020 issue. Michelle Argyle of Melissa Williams Design was the featured designer for the book cover redesign and will share her decisions regarding the changes which were made to improve the cover.
On September 17th, the eBook of "Letters in a Trunk" can be downloaded for $0 from Amazon as part of a KDP Select promotion.