As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more interested in looking through old papers that my family has kept. I’ve learned about family members that I never knew, just as Loretto M. Thompson did in An Unexpected Coddiwomple. That is one thing that interested me in this book.
Through letters written by her father, Loretto was able to piece together what her father was like. His letters home provided insight into what he went through during his time in the service. I know it helped her get to know her father, but it helps those of us who lived after that time understand what it was like, too.
The letters provide a glimpse of what life was like, the challenges people faced, and the danger that came with fighting in the war. The book serves to share that history with people today.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.