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"I hope this letter gets to you quickly. We are always waiting, aren't we? Perhaps the greatest gift this war has given us is the anticipation...."  

It's January 1943 when Rita Vincenzo receives her first letter from Glory Whitehall. Glory is an effervescent young mother, impulsive and free as a bird. Rita is a sensible professor's wife with a love of gardening and a generous, old soul. Glory comes from New England society; Rita lives in Iowa, trying to make ends meet. They have nothing in common except one powerful bond: The men they love are fighting in a war a world away from home. 

Brought together by an unlikely twist of fate, Glory and Rita begin a remarkable correspondence. The friendship forged by their letters allows them to survive the loneliness and uncertainty of waiting on the home front, and gives them the courage to face the battles raging in their very own backyards. Connected across the country by the lifeline of the written word, each woman finds her life profoundly altered by the other's unwavering support. 

A collaboration of two authors whose own beautiful story mirrors that in this book, Home Front Girls is a deeply moving union of style and charm. Filled with unforgettable characters and grace, it is a timeless celebration of friendship and the strength and solidarity of women. 

Previously published as I'll Be Seeing You.

©2013 Suzanne Palmieri and Loretta Nyhan (P)2019 Ideal Audiobooks

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  • nicola
  • 07-10-15

Wonderful

Moving story, kept me gripped the whole way. Kate Rudd amazing as always and Tavia Gilbert just as fabulous. They made it!

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  • Tracy Hensley
  • 10-03-20

A time in history we never knew...

Sometimes I choose a book by the cover artwork, I was not disappointed. I was captured by the first chapter. A bond of friendship formed miles apart. The lives of two women in their own worlds come together through laughter, fear of the unknown, grief, scandal and love. I laughed and cried with them. Well done! I didn’t want it to end.

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  • Robin Wardle
  • 26-04-17

Friendship Across The Miles

A name is drawn from a hat. A friendship across the miles is born. As the events of their lives unfold during a war, the two women are unified during the days that ensue.
The narrators are magnificent.

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  • DMB
  • 18-02-16

Charming, thoughtful, real

What made the experience of listening to I'll Be Seeing You the most enjoyable?

Both readers were excellent and brought the characters to life. The book itself, in letter form, was wonderful.

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A few tears

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This was a very engaging book with two main characters that you grow to care about very much. You travel with them through the war years at home and watch them both grow and change as a result. It made me wish I'd talked to my mother more about her experiences as a young wife and mother with her husband in Europe fighting in WWII.

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  • Christie
  • 11-02-16

What a beautiful book.

I loved it. So interesting to realize how different things were and then how much the same. It was poetic, sad, happy and sweet. Really enjoyed the narration.

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  • Krista
  • 26-06-21

connection to the characters

do you want an immediate connection to the times of the women at home during WWII? this book will take you there and you'll be ease dropping on a relationship that will pull on all your emotions. you'll laugh and cry with them.

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  • Renee Cloney
  • 24-04-21

Beautiful!

Loved this book to the fullest! I wished it wouldn't end! Will recommend! 🌻

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  • T. Sonoda
  • 24-04-21

One of my faves of the year!

I was surprised by this book. It was only to be a read in between other, more anticipated ones, but ended up outshining them all. And the narrators couldn’t have been better. I’m so glad I chose this book. I’m 67 and it reminded of a few beautiful friends I’ve known and cherished for decades.
I highly recommend this wonderful book!

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  • Susan
  • 09-04-21

Get the tissues ready!

This was a heartwarming moving story that literally made me cry. So good worth every minute and every tissue.

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  • Shelia
  • 28-06-20

Grat Book

I've listened to over 325 books through audible now.
This is by far one of the best books I've listened to.