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Home Front Girls

Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert, Kate Rudd
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins

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Publisher's Summary

"I hope this letter gets to you quickly. We are always waiting, aren't we? Perhaps the greatest gift this war has given us is the anticipation...."  

It's January 1943 when Rita Vincenzo receives her first letter from Glory Whitehall. Glory is an effervescent young mother, impulsive and free as a bird. Rita is a sensible professor's wife with a love of gardening and a generous, old soul. Glory comes from New England society; Rita lives in Iowa, trying to make ends meet. They have nothing in common except one powerful bond: The men they love are fighting in a war a world away from home. 

Brought together by an unlikely twist of fate, Glory and Rita begin a remarkable correspondence. The friendship forged by their letters allows them to survive the loneliness and uncertainty of waiting on the home front, and gives them the courage to face the battles raging in their very own backyards. Connected across the country by the lifeline of the written word, each woman finds her life profoundly altered by the other's unwavering support. 

A collaboration of two authors whose own beautiful story mirrors that in this book, Home Front Girls is a deeply moving union of style and charm. Filled with unforgettable characters and grace, it is a timeless celebration of friendship and the strength and solidarity of women. 

Previously published as I'll Be Seeing You.

©2013 Suzanne Palmieri and Loretta Nyhan (P)2019 Ideal Audiobooks

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  • nicola
  • 07-10-15

Wonderful

Moving story, kept me gripped the whole way. Kate Rudd amazing as always and Tavia Gilbert just as fabulous. They made it!

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  • DMB
  • 18-02-16

Charming, thoughtful, real

What made the experience of listening to I'll Be Seeing You the most enjoyable?

Both readers were excellent and brought the characters to life. The book itself, in letter form, was wonderful.

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A few tears

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This was a very engaging book with two main characters that you grow to care about very much. You travel with them through the war years at home and watch them both grow and change as a result. It made me wish I'd talked to my mother more about her experiences as a young wife and mother with her husband in Europe fighting in WWII.

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  • Christie
  • 11-02-16

What a beautiful book.

I loved it. So interesting to realize how different things were and then how much the same. It was poetic, sad, happy and sweet. Really enjoyed the narration.

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  • Nlocn
  • 10-03-20

A time in history we never knew...

Sometimes I choose a book by the cover artwork, I was not disappointed. I was captured by the first chapter. A bond of friendship formed miles apart. The lives of two women in their own worlds come together through laughter, fear of the unknown, grief, scandal and love. I laughed and cried with them. Well done! I didn’t want it to end.

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  • GZ
  • 08-03-20

intriguing

Loved the way the story was written and the bond built between Gloria and Rita!

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  • D. Karrick
  • 15-01-20

Amazing

My best friend recommended this book to me and she was right. Friends like these are hard to find and these two were beautiful friends. Thank you for writing and reading this lovely book.

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  • Thank you, audiobooks
  • 15-05-17

Blown Away

I was just breathless after listening to this story and the poignant performances. Loved reading more about the authors experiences while writing it as well (you can find it on the Ideal Audiobooks website). This book is truly worth a listen.

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  • Robin Wardle
  • 26-04-17

Friendship Across The Miles

A name is drawn from a hat. A friendship across the miles is born. As the events of their lives unfold during a war, the two women are unified during the days that ensue.
The narrators are magnificent.