Virginia’s War

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“The prologue of VIRGINIA’S WAR grabbed my attention, and once the story is laid out for readers, it’s difficult not to read to the end! Everything comes to a head in an exciting, and somewhat surprising, conclusion. I’m looking forward … Continue reading

 
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Virginia’s War: The first installment in a must read WW II trilogy

French Letters Virginia’s War is a fascinating glimpse into WWII on the home front. Set in the small West Texas town of Tierra in 1944, the book details what life was like for non-combatants in the dusty backwaters of America during … Continue reading

 
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Harshness of War Hits Small Town USA

“I don’t normally read this genre but wanted to check out the Military Writers Society of America’s Author of the Year. I grabbed my Kindle, kicked back on the couch, and was soon 25% through the book seeing the world … Continue reading

 
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A Nostalgic, Bittersweet, Enjoyable Read!

London offers the reader an engaging perspective on World War II from the home front with this first book of his French Letters trilogy. Small town life in the Texas Panhandle town of Tierra on the surface seems simpler than … Continue reading

 
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“ENORMOUS IN EVERY WAY!”

Jack Woodville London delivers a historical Masterpiece of war, politics, love, and betrayal. This engaging story takes place during World War II and as the war is raging, so is conflict and deception in a small town in Texas. The … Continue reading

 
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Well done

This book provides an interesting view of World War II. It details the lives of those left in a small town in west Texas and the impact the war has on everyone. The characters are all impacted in various ways … Continue reading

 
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A unique view of WWII

I enjoyed French Letters for it’s unique take on WWII. Here we see the war and rationing and evasion of rationing through the eyes and actions of the adults and youngsters of small town USA. The story is well written … Continue reading

 
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Real Slice of Life at Home During WWII

This book is Volume 1 of a trilogy entitled “French Letters. This story is told through the eyes of a young boy, Sandy Clayton, who with his two best buddies Sluggo and Butch managed to get into everything, be everywhere and … Continue reading

 
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Kandace Power Graves

“Anyone who has lived in a small town, particularly one in Texas, will recognize the trappings of existing in such a fishbowl in the lives and characters of Jack Woodville London’s Tierra, Texas, in the first book of his French … Continue reading

 
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Ernie, Amazon Reviewer

“Jack, What a read! I’ve always considered you one of the most sensitive men I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing; it’s heartening to know that such awareness seems to know no bounds. Your seamless interweaving of the everyday minutiae … Continue reading

 
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Will Howard, The Texas Bookshelf

“She’s pregnant as the book opens, but you wouldn’t know it. Jack Woodville London embarks successfully on his projected trilogy exploring some delicate domestic affairs. He weaves narrative with correspondence with news flashes – revealing the difficult times of Virginia, … Continue reading

 
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Stephanie, GoodReads Reviewer

“Recommends it for: WWII buffs, historical readers, Texans, mystery lovers, and people from small towns
This is the first in a historical fiction trilogy by new Texas author Jack London. In French Letters, we find humor and a mystery with a … Continue reading

 
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Alice, GoodReads Reviewer

“This is a wonderful first novel by Jack Woodville London. The characters in this book brought back so many memories of growing up in a small town soon after the end of World War II. The impact of the war … Continue reading

 
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The Author’s Assistant, GoodReads Reviewer

“What a wonderful summer read, especially before the Fourth of July. London transports the reader to a small town in West Texas in the midst of World War II. In the beginning of the novel the reader experiences an “Our … Continue reading

 
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Cheryl C., GoodReads Reviewer

“An engaging and edgy look at life in a small town during World War II is what you’ll find inFrench Letters – Virginia’s War: Tierra, Texas 1944, the first book of a planned trilogy by Jack Woodville London. In the … Continue reading

 
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Christine Zibas, Book Pleasures

This engaging trilogy, French Letters, opens with a scene from a small Texas town, affected like most of the country, by World War II. Populated by characters both engaging and exasperating, the action is never dull. From a bump on … Continue reading

 
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Deborah Elliott-Upton, Amarillo Globe News

“Virginia’s War written by Groom native Novel is finalist for Best Southern Fiction category Jack Woodville London claims he never gives the same answer twice about why he wroteVirginia’s War the first book his French Letters trilogy. “World War II … Continue reading

 
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Carey from The Tome Traveller’s Webblog

By 1944 the small town of Tierra, Texas was used to the war. The young boys played war games, arguing over who would be on the side of the Allies and who would be the Nazis for the day. The nearby … Continue reading

 
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Jayne from DearAuthor.com

Readers: If you are bothered by period nomenclature (Japs, Krauts, wetbacks), I would advise you to read this book with caution. Dear Mr. London, I am so glad that someone from Vire Press contacted Dear Author about reading this book. … Continue reading

 
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Viviane Crystal

“Living Up To Fiction!” WWII forced many couples to declare their love in the hopes that a beloved girlfriend would wait for her man who was off in the awful trench warfare stretching across Europe. Sandy, a young boy, who … Continue reading

 
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Kathleen M. Rogers

Award winning author Jack W. London is a gifted storyteller! The prologue’s opening scene at a funeral sets the stage for a story that is full of small town rumors and gossip and secrets galore. Chapter One opens with twelve … Continue reading

 
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Moonbeam “of Avalon”

If anyone has ever lived in–or at least visited–a small town in the Texas panhandle, Virginia’s War will transport them back to that land in both space and time. Mr. London has certainly done a fine job of painting a … Continue reading

 
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Claudia Pemberton

Set in the spring of 1944, “Virginia’s War” chronicles six months in the life of a small Texas town as its inhabitants struggle with everyday existence in the backdrop of WWII.Although war is raging a world away for Captain Will … Continue reading

 
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Michael Singley

With Virginia’s War, Jack London paints a vivid and poignant portrait of life on the home front during World War II in the small town of Tierra, Texas. Starting with a compelling prologue, Mr. London brings the town of Tierra … Continue reading

 
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