Book Review Friday
by Barbara Latta
When Daphne Abston met Raymond Kelley it was all over for her. She had met the man of her dreams, even if she did spill lemonade all over him at their first meeting. After several dates, they married, and life as a military wife began for Daphne. Traveling long distances to meet him when he had leave and then worrying when he had to go overseas took their toll on her.
|When You Come Home|
Daphne’s worst fears are realized when a poem she wrote and had given to Raymond before he left comes back in the mail and it is stained with blood. The yellow envelope containing the telegram with the fatal news confirms it was Raymond’s blood on the paper. Feeling the pain of loss and loneliness, Daphne thinks her life is over. How she overcomes her grief and has her faith restored in God shines through when she realizes one of her prayers was answered in the end.
Years later after Daphne had remarried, her adult daughter discovered the scrapbook where she had kept all the mementos of her life with Raymond and their story was revealed.
Daphne and Raymond's lives were highlighted in Tom Brokaw’s collection, The Greatest Generation. Nancy Cavin Pitts took her mother’s story to its completion in When You Come Home.
This book is available at Barbara's Bookstore.