Patricia Schoen brings to her first book a diversity of experiences qualifying her to share with the readers a wonderful love story of World War II and her grandparents' years of separation which only strengthened their bonds of love for family and each other. Patricia has a Bachelors Degree in Recreation Education from SUNY Cortland which has enabled her to work with the elderly as an activities therapist and companion and with young people in many capacities. Her home in rural Maine, which she and her husband built and where they raised their three children, has developed her domestic skills that range from quilting to growing and harvesting the annual family supply of foodstuffs and firewood. She has been deeply involved in her church and community: teaching alternative ed,; coaching drama; serving as the Executive Director of a non-profit for homeless teens; opening a home for teen mothers; volunteering; performing in local theatre; and singing in area bands. Most with her husband, John, of 36 ears and counting, one of her children and and least one dog or cat alongside. She owes her great good fortune to God her Guide and Jesus her Mentor. It is Patricia's deep love for family that brings to life the story of her grandparent's love.