Richard E. Morris was an American GI in Patton’s Third Army, fighting in Europe during the final months of WWII. His wife, Lavila, like so many soldiers’ wives, kept the home fires burning, caring for their only child, waiting for news about her husband. Where was he? Was he safe? Did he know how much she missed him?
His letters home not only explained the challenges of war but also provided a lifeline that eased the loneliness and kept alive their hopes for a swift and happy reunion. But more than just a collection of letters from the front lines, HELLO DARLING is a carefully researched portrait of a fascinating moment in history and a mother’s love that withstood one of the greatest challenges a family can face.