To Elinor

Cover To Elinor

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A World War 2 Love Story

Darrow fell in love with Elinor at first sight. But she was already engaged. To two men.

He joined the Merchant Marine to train as a radio operator. His letters from Gallups Island and then the war charmed her, but Elinor had changed. Women entered the working world–as boatbuilders and micrometer testers and even riveters and movie stars–and she wanted to become Something Big. Marriage wasn’t for her.

Darrow’s letters kept coming. . .

. . . the same letters my sister and I discovered in a large photo box after our parents’ deaths. Their romance was interrupted by the war and by the fledgling dreams of a woman, a Bishop’s daughter, who wanted to do something more than carry on the traditional roles women had in the Forties.

The tale of this romance is in both voices–Elinor’s from the homefront and Darrow’s from the war.

Sample Chapter

Sample Letter

Additional Information

Interview, Arizona Star, May 26, 2013

Interview from, November 11, 2013,KVOA TV news, November 11, 2013

Interview with Yahoo News, November 12, 2013

Interview in the Daily Mail, November 14, 2013

American Legion, booklist

One thought on “To Elinor

  1. Harriet Claiborne

    Hello, Jane. Thank you for writing your book… I am reading it now. My dad was not a war veteran, due to many college football injuries but he served in various war agencies in Delhi, India, from 1943-45, one of his assignments being to find beryl and other metals for the war effort, not knowing that they would be used in the bomb for Hiroshima. He told and wrote wonderful stories and i want to compile a book for the grandkids who didn’t know him… or the love of his life, my mom, Idie. I am reading their letters now and hope to self publish some day, as you did. I appreciate your encouragement …. Harriet Claiborne… also a Tucson resident.

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