Letters to Mrs Hernandez

Letters to Mrs Hernandez

C S Gibbs

Historical / Historical Fiction

It is 1942 and young Ben Hutchinson has found himself uprooted from wartime England to the Pampas of Argentina. There he finds a sense of belonging and an unlikely love in the beautiful and headstrong Setsu. As the war pulls them apart, only the letters that travel across the miles can sustain them over time as they strive to reunite at the war's end.He looked at the address: To Miss Setsu Kimura, Escuela Internacional, Buenos Aires.The handwriting was his best and he had flourished the capital letters to make sure that his effort was emphasised.“Here goes something, or nothing,” he thought, as he smoothed the envelope again and moved toward the letter box with trepidation to post the letter, allowing himself a lingering grip before finally dropping it through the slot.With the guiding hand of matchmaker Vero Hernandez, Ben and Setsu's letters somehow find their way across the miles. From England to Argentina, then on to New Zealand and Japan, a secret love is kept alive against the odds for two young people who find themselves on opposing sides of the turmoil in the dying days of the war in the Pacific.
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