Book Review: Marcel’s Letters by Carolyn Porter

In her book, Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate, Carolyn Porter is a font designer. In looking for inspiration toward that goal, she purchased several letters hand-written during WWII by a Frenchman named Marcel who was captured by the Germans and forced to work in their manufacturing plants. The letters were written in French, and though she could not read them, she was attracted to his hand writing and wanted to use it to design a font.

Her curiosity overcame her and so she had the letters translated, thereby discovering that they were love letters to his beloved wife and daughters. It was then that she wanted to know more about Marcel. What had become of him? Did he make it home to his precious family? Why didn’t they have these letters? Soon Carolyn was obsessed with Marcel and his family.

This book captured me from the beginning. I loved Carolyn’s forthright writing style; it was as though she were sitting in my living room talking to me. When Carolyn was thinking about Marcel and his loved ones, I was thinking about Marcel and his loved ones. When she was anxious, I was anxious; when she celebrated, I celebrated.

This was a beautiful book, and I highly recommend it. In fact, I’m gifting it for Christmas.

Find Marcel’s Letters HERE on Amazon.

Abigail Adams

Georgia PolitiChick Abigail Adams is the proud daughter of a WWII foot soldier who served on the front lines in France and Germany. Because of her father, she was reared and steeped in patriotism. She is a true southern woman who lives in the foothills of beautiful North Georgia and works as a homemaker. As if that is not enough, Abigail is active in the home schooling of her grandsons, ages five and 15 years. Abigail works with conservative candidates on their campaigns and is a member of her county and state Republican Party. She understands the importance of her grandson's generation having knowledge of history and being a patriot, so she takes her them with her to Tea Party gatherings and Republican meetings. She also includes the boys with her when she is involved with local and national political activities. In addition to family and politics, Abigail enjoys gardening, sewing, cooking, conservative talk radio, and reading history and biographies of our Founders and of more contemporary heroes such as Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill. Love for America, our Constitution, and a deep admiration for our Founding Fathers flows through Abigail's veins, and her heart's desire is to help restore America and bring her back to her roots of freedom, justice, liberty, and world leadership. Long live America; may her light shine forever.

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