Long before she became a museum curator, Jan Krulick-Belin curated memories… photographs, and mementos of her father, who died in 1960 when she was just six. Her mother rarely spoke about him again, until a year before her own death in 2002, when she gave Jan a box of nearly one hundred love letters he had written between January 1942 and September 1944 while he served in the Army Air Corps in North Africa and Italy. Not reading them until five years later, they revealed a treasure trove of information about her parents’ relationship years before they eventually married… and brought back to life the father she thought she’d lost forever.
What follows is the true story of the author’s emotional and life-changing pilgrimage of the heart to find and reclaim the father she barely knew.
Love, Bill: Finding My Father through Letters from World War II has to be one of my favorite memoirs/military biographies of all time, and this is no exaggeration book lovers. I finished Love, Bill a short while ago now and I have struggled to write my review because no words can do it justice. Sometimes a reader will discover that one book that charms them more than they ever have been before and Love, Bill was that book for me because from beginning to end I was transfixed and hooked by the story and the author’s outstanding writing. If you are a reader who loves being taken back in time on a journey that will have you captivated from start to finish, then please do have a read of the poignant book Love, Bill as you will not regret it. If you need more convincing, then continue to read to learn more about this unforgettable book!
Love, Bill is written by Jan Krulick-Belin and throughout the book, she takes the reader on her journey of discovery. The journey the reader is taken on is a beautiful and emotive one as the events revolve around her father who passed away when she was only six-years-old. Jan, ever since she could, started to curate the memories of her father by collecting photographs and mementos and so on. Her mother never spoke about her father but a year before Jan’s mother sadly passed away, she opened up and talked about Jan’s father and shared a box of letters that her father had written between the years of 1942 and 1944. The letters Jan was given were written by her father while he was serving in the Army Air Corps in North Africa and Italy. When Jan decided to read the letters, she learned so much about her father and this book lovers is the premise of this incredible book that has stolen my heart and ran away with it.
The story of Love, Bill is a highly emotive one that will move, transfix and delight readers with its many poignant, heartwarming moments. From the start of the book, the reader will immediately be able to feel Jan’s love for her father and how this book is a book devoted to him and his memory. When the reader reads the book and feels Jan’s sense of pride and passion, it will urge them to turn the pages even faster because there is nothing greater than a beautiful book with moving passages to inspire and delight you.
Jan Krulick-Belin is an author and a woman who I have grown to admire. No words I write will be able to do her work justice, but I will try my hardest to do so. From the very start I felt myself being pulled in by Belin’s words, her words are full of poignancy, emotion, and heart and this combination of factors make the writing flawless and a gem to read.
Overall Love, Bill is a stunning book that every reader, no matter your typical reading genre should read because its contents will bewitch you and will fall in love with literature all over again. Love, Bill, of course, gets a dazzling five stars from me. Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers and please keep an eye out for my spotlight for Jan Krulick – Belin which I am very excited to be writing!
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