It is 1943 and young men from across the U.S. are heading overseas to support the Allied Forces. Margaret, Dottie and Gladys are three close friends doing their part to help in the war effort by working at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Margaret’s brother John, who is engaged to Dottie, is sent to Europe. The three women decide to support the troops by knitting the men socks. Margaret is urged by her brother to write to William, one of the airmen serving alongside John. A sweet note slipped into one of the socks turns into on-going correspondence that becomes important to both of them. Tom, another man in John’s company is helping William write the letters and adding his own drawings. War rages on and everyone’s lives are impacted.
While the harsh reality of war is detailed, the appeal of Until We Meet is the friendship of the three strong, ambitious women and the support they give to one another during such difficult times. Author Camille Di Maio did a fine job in creating a tender story that has a real sense of the period, portraying how difficult it was for the courageous young men serving as well as those who kept their hopes high back at home.
Many thanks to Forever / Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this lovely book in advance of its publication.
Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars.
Publication Date: March 1, 2022.
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