Author Patty Smith Hall & An Unsung Heroine of WWII (Giveaway) — 17 Comments

  1. Yes I do like to read books from this WW ll era. And yes I did have a brother who served in this war. I was about 9 or 10, but remember it. Also, 2 brother-in-laws and one that served, but was released because of asthma. Lots of cousins,an uncle, and friends o the family. Two friends died. They were 2 of 4 brothers serving. A great sacrifice for that family. I remember the people of America all pulled together to support our men and women. And the ones at home did whatever they could do to help. So unlike today, when too many spend their time in marches and complaining. My daddy worked in a shipyard in Houston, TX. I would love to win your book. Thanks! Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  2. Lisa, thank you for coming by. Personally, I love the research that goes along with writing historical romance, mainly because I love discovering women who played a part in history.


  3. Kathleen, thanks for dropping by.

    A cook! That’s an important job, keeping everyone fed. One of the best stories I heard in my research was about a cook who mixed up a concoction of fruit cocktail, French brandy, vanilla and cream before a bomber pilot strapped it to the bottom of his plane and flew at about 30,000 feet. He came down with tooty fruity ice cream for the troops!


  4. Bonnie, thanks for dropping by–my dad was a little too young to be in WWII. He was nearly two when Pearl Harbor drew the USA into the war. But both my grandfathers helped build the local bomber plant and my maternal grandmother worked there in the kitchen.


  5. Paula, thanks for coming by. What I’ve found in my research is that there are many women throughout our history who’s stories haven’t been written. Like my grandmothers–one who worked at the local bomber plant despite being pregnant with her third child; the other who lost her life and two of her children due to the shortage of antibiotics during the war. To me, they were heroines too!


  6. Thanks for coming by today, Susan! I had a second cousin who died at Pearl Harbor–didn’t know it until my grandma gave me the family Bible and I found the newspaper write-up pressed between the pages.


  7. My Dad was in WW2. I haven’t had the opportunity to read many books during this time period, so it would be a welcomed book to my home library. Thanks for the chance!

  8. Hi Patty and Lyn
    great story today of an unsung hero, she was a strong dedicated woman to do what she did at that time. thanks for sharing the story with us. I like your book info and will be watching for it. enjoyed your comments today.

  9. Love reading about history! I know it must take a lot of time and effort to find all the info you need to write this type of book. So TY from those of us who love this type of reading that a Christian can enjoy!!

  10. Patty, I remember that lovely couple sitting on the front row!! They were so sweet sitting there holding hands! What a joy to read her story!! I look forward to it!!

    My Curtis told me many stories about his time in the Army Air Force during WWII, some would make me laugh and others make me cry. He was an airplane mechanic and was stationed on Tinian in the Pacific. He was the one to check out the Enola Gay the day before they loaded the bomb on her. He told me about that day, too. Such memories that literally changed the world!

    God bless you for telling the women’s stories, too!! They, too, changed the world!!


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  12. Lyn,

    I love hearing world war 2 stories and reading about them too And yes my dads dad served in world war 2. He was a weather forecaster he never actually got to see action but he did work over seas, in Inda, it was very cool. He has past on but it’s pretty cool when he did talk about it. And I love going too war mamorials and seeing what year they were born and we’re they served. I am so thankful for the men and woman who put there lives on the line so that we can live in a Free country. Also I have a cousin who is a Marine and who is out of the service now but who served and did 2 tours one in Iraq and the other in Afganistan he was the one who would bring water to the guys who were out in the fields in the big humvies and he also was a gunner too. He’s my Hero !!! I love him so much. Now he is out and training to be a cope
    I would love too read your book.

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