The Last Valentine

The Last Valentine

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
TV anchorwoman Susan Allison's story about a woman who receives a final Valentine from her Navy pilot husband, declared MIA some fifty years early during World War II, brings Susan face to face with the woman's son, writer Neil Thomas, Jr., and with a love story that transcends time and space. A first novel. Tour.

McMillan Palgrave
Television reporter Susan Allison is looking for the perfect story about true love, yet she doubts where such a thing really exists, Neil Thomas, Jr. wants to share his parents' bittersweet love story with the world. On February 14, 1944, Caroline Thomas said good-bye to her beloved husband, a Navy pilot sent to the Pacific. For fifty year, she waited for him--until a miracle happened, and she received his last valentine. In the present day, when Susan and Neil meet, can the story of Neil's parents bring them together in a love as powerful as she dreams of and he remembers?

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TV reporter Susan Allison, looking for a story on St. Valentine's Day, interviews Neil Thomas about his parents' marriage in World War II. Never abandoning hope, Neil's mother waited years for the return of her husband, a missing Navy pilot. As they discuss the marriage, Susan and Neil fall in love.TV anchorwoman Susan Allison's story about a woman who receives a final Valentine from her Navy pilot husband, declared MIA some fifty years earlier during World War II, brings Susan face to face with the woman's son, writer Neil Thomas, Jr., and with a love story that transcends time and space

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
ISBN: 9780312181215
0312181213
Branch Call Number: PRA
Characteristics: xiv, 274 p. ; 22 cm.

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xquisite_21
Jan 07, 2011

honestly, i'm having a hard time finding the right words to express how much i adored this novel.

i LOVED the timeless love story between neil & caroline...simply beautiful & so heart-warming! 'the last valentine' is by far one of the best romances i've come across...i found myself thinking about neil, caroline & their love story well after i was finished reading.

...so, so, SO good!

EdmontonRebreads Aug 06, 2009

This is simply VERY MOVING wartime love story. Grab a box of kleenex and prepare to be amazed and swept off your feet!

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KarenW
Mar 18, 2005

Neil and Caroline were married on February 14, 1945. Just in time for Neil to get shipped out for duty. One of the things he took with him was a Valentine card his wife gave him. After his plane goes down in the Pacific, and he is declared missing, he comes to cherish this card. And then he begins to alter it making it his declaration of love for a wife he may never see again. The parallel story involves a young woman who doesn?t believe in love anymore and the son of Neil and Caroline. What happens to the parents and how Neil Sr.?s Valentine becomes the important piece in this story will reveal a love story that is hard to forget. Keep the hankies close!

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