My favorite genre, a true wartime love story. Always Remembering takes us through the tragedy and horror of war and the difficulties our soldiers faced not only during the fighting, but how terrible it was for them if they were fortunate enough to make it home safely. If you know someone who fought in World War II, you will really appreciate and enjoy this book. If you never knew anyone who was in the war, then you will learn just how things truly were during these times. – Amazon Review
Helen has only one dream in her life: to marry Mike. What happens when World War II erupts and the new lovers are forced to separate and endure a new normal of uncertainty, loneliness, heartache, and misunderstandings? How do they contend with Helen’s domineering mother who forces her to accept an engagement ring from another man and cancels wedding plans? How can they deal with meddling relatives who question Mike’s intentions? What is the antidote for all the poisons infiltrating their world? Nostalgic memories and unceasing correspondence. They must learn to adapt and remember the person who stole their heart.
From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the trails of the 42nd Rainbow Division battlegrounds during World War II, the pangs of separation and the destruction of war resonate deeply. In a story told through both of their perspectives, Mike, an outgoing, confident medic, and Helen, a diffident, humble grocer, take you on their journey as they navigate situations beyond their control.
A genuine, heartfelt tale based on a true romance, Always Remembering depicts the emotional effects and unseen collateral damage of war seen through the eyes of two average individuals. This Capraesque love story is both inspiring and poignant as it portrays the resilience of the human spirit and the power of sentimental memories.
About the Author
Kathy Kasunich, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, traded her snow boots and parkas for sunglasses and sandals a few years ago. She now resides in another historical town, Williamsburg, Virginia and enjoys the city’s rich history and slower pace of life.
In addition to writing, she is an avid photographer, focusing her lens on nature, architecture, and her adorable grandchildren. She has contributed as a writer and a photojournalist to local newspapers, which gave her the confidence to write her first novel. However, her love of photography, family, and history was the impetus for writing Always Remembering. As a shutterbug, freezing moments in time, she wanted to preserve the memories of the ordinary heroes of World War II. They were the individuals who never made the front page but instead left a lasting impression in the forefront of our minds. Memories sustain us during difficult times. They resurrect people and forgotten places and allow us to embrace scenes that heal our hearts and make us laugh.
You can learn more about this historical romance and connect with Kathy on her website at kathykasunich.com.