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The Letter: My Journey Through Love, Loss, and Life

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    One of the most real and uplifting stories about love I have ever read.

    Loved this book from start to finish Marie's story is an uplifting one for all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2012

    I really enjoyed reading this book and finished it in two days.

    I really enjoyed reading this book and finished it in two days. I fell in love with their love story from reading Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer and couldn't wait to read Marie's book and hear about her love and life with Pat. I expected a little more about their relationship and time together. I loved Pat's letters to her and wish there were more to read, although I understand those are private letters to Marie. He was clearly head over heels for his wife and his words were refreshing and romantic. As a girlfriend of a soldier I know how much those letters mean.

    This book was more about Marie learning how to live again after Pats passing. I admire her strength, bravery, and determination to follow Pat's request for her. And I appreciate her willingness to share her experience so open and honestly. I wish her the best and love for her in the future.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2014

    HEARTACHE!!!!!!!!:(:0

    I TOTALLY RELATE TO MRS. TILLMAN!!!!!!!!:0:( MY MOM PASSED AWAY ON 4-28-2003 FROM LUNG CANCER WHEN I WAS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12-13!!!!!!!!:(:0 ABOUT A YR. LATER MY DAD REMARRIED SOMETIME IN JAN. OF '04 & I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS TOO SOON FOR HIM TO REMARRY!!!!!!!!:0:( THEN SOMETIME IN 2009-'10 MY MATERNAL GRANDMA PASSED AWAY FROM SCOLEOSIS!!!!!!!!:(:0 SO I CAN TOTALLY RELATE!!!!!!!!:0:( FROM YOUR PAL TANNER TAN-MAN LESUEUR IN MESA, AZ.

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  • Posted May 12, 2013

    Amazing book that makes you look at life from a different perspe

    Amazing book that makes you look at life from a different perspective.  It's a story of true love and true loss.  It makes you think about what a military really goes thru.  Definitely take the time to read this book!

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Highly recommended. - worth reading!

    The Letter is a moving, compassionate and an extremely honest reflection of a couples life, and a wife's ability to overcome fears, shyness, and guilt after her husbands death.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Recommended reading

    Readers get a perspective that otherwise went without notice. Good reading. Eye opening on numerous accounts.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    The story is beautiful, sad, and inspiring. It's much more than

    The story is beautiful, sad, and inspiring. It's much more than that, but my words really wouldn't do it justice. Especially for anyone struggling to deal with loss, I would highly recommend.

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  • Posted July 8, 2012

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    4.5 stars A quick read which chronicles Marie Tillman's days an

    4.5 stars A quick read which chronicles Marie Tillman's days and years after the death of her husband, Pat. I, too, read Krakauer's Where Men Win Glory and wondered what the family perspective would be. Because of the title, I'd expected "the letter" to be more of a significant player in the book; however, it ultimately becomes just the right focus. As a former Air Force officer who dealt with mortuary affairs, I saw the anguish of loved ones left behind and wondered what their lives would be like once the military stepped away and life had to go on. Marie tells of hiding away, of trying to stay out of the spotlight but still keep Pat's memory and Foundation going, and of fearing returning to the social and dating scenes. I appreciate Marie's candor and willingness to let us in on her world.

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