Book: Remembrances - A British and American Tale by William Lee Burchcategories: Book, Family, Love Story, War, Human Spirit, Peace, British and American, California, London, Germany, France, Struggle, Historical Fiction
William Lee Burchabout this book: Remembrances: A British and American Tale, set among three decades of historical events, follows the lives of a hard working California farm family and a hearty British family, all struggling to overcome the circumstances of their time. Based on the lives of some members of the author's family as well as his wife's British family, Remembrances weaves an often unexpected path through the hard times following WWI into the inevitable events leading to World War II, which will thrust both families into the ugliness of a global conflict.
Inspiration for Remembrances took root with the desire to pass along to our descendants some idea what it was like for the author and his wife, Jean, a London native, to grow up during the most difficult of times and somehow manage, along with their families, to overcome war and hardships.
Those eighteen months of the novel's creation included countless hours of research from many varied sources, including personal and family memories, along with countless hours of editing and rewriting.
Undoubtedly the most difficult part of creating Remembrances was the seemingly endless editing process leading to the final cut, and eventually deciding upon a cover which would best express the words to follow in the novel's 440 pages. And, as with any historical endeavor, the author's work has contributed enormously toward expanding his own knowledge base, and he would certainly hope to achieve like results for those readers willing to take a jaunt through a bygone age with a purely human insight into those times.
To this point feedback from readers venturing past the colorful front cover have given Remembrances: A British and American Tale an enthusiastic thumbs up, which has convinced the author to take yet another like journey through history, beginning where Remembrances left off.
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