On a lengthy car ride to their annual seaside vacation, a mother recounts the true story of a sweet family tradition.
It's the summer of 1941 in the seaside town of Langford, Rhode Island, and seventeen-year-old Meredith Franklin works as a server at Seymore's Ice Cream Shoppe.
When aspiring baseball player Anthony Fanelli strolls into the ice cream shop, his teasing banter leads to romantic sparks and dreams of forever love.
Their whirlwind courtship comes to an abrupt halt on December 7, 1941, when America enters World War Two, forcing the couple to put their future on hold.
Decades later, a treasure trove of wartime letters details the romance of Merry and Anthony and the sacrifices of a generation.
Interesting short story
This is a fast read about how Merry and Anthony met back in 1941 and how their granddaughter gets her son interested in their story in present time. I actually wished this was a longer story because it was so interesting. I honestly didn’t want it to end. No spoilers, so grab your copy and see what happens. I really hope we can read more about these characters in the future.
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