Writing to Honor God

"Those who honor me I will honor" 2 Samuel 2:30

Life Between the Letters

Mary K Felder delighted the Southern Christian Writers Guild at the September meeting with a taste of Life Between the Letters, the story of Chuck and Mary Felder, co-authored by noted fiction author Lana Lynne Higginbotham. Mary Felder tells the story of a divine appointment that ended her engagement and started a new relationship that lasted more than 56 years.

(Tate Publishing Summery) The world was at war when a junior-grade naval lieutenant first laid eyes on the love of his life. In December 1944, after his return from naval service in Europe, Lieutenant (jg) Charles E. Felder met Mary Kosko Felder in New York City. Although Mary was engaged to another and ‘Chuck’ was preparing to deploy to the Pacific, the certainty of their destined connection made them willing to face any challenges that would come. With the entire country making sacrifices for the war effort, they found strength, resilience, and ‘Life between the Letters.’

‘Mary, what in the world took you so long?’ asked Kay.

Mary finished shrugging into her coat. ‘A nice lieutenant gave me some change for the phone. After calling Grace’s house, I visited with him for a few moments. He was in the Normandy Invasion on Omaha Beach. It turns out he went to school with your brother-in-law, Kay.’

‘Well, I’ll be. That’s a coincidence,’ said Kay.

‘He just arrived in New York. Why don’t we ask him if he’d like to go out and eat, see a movie, or just walk around a little?’

Kay and Grace looked at each other. ‘Why not? We didn’t have anything all that special planned.’

The world was at war when a junior-grade naval lieutenant first laid eyes on the love of his life. In December 1944, after his return from naval service in Europe, Lieutenant (jg) Charles E. Felder met Mary Kosko Felder in New York City. Although Mary was engaged to another and ‘Chuck’ was preparing to deploy to the Pacific, the certainty of their destined connection made them willing to face any challenges that would come.

The unbreakable commitment of nineteen-year-old Mary and the surprising maturity of twenty-four-year-old Chuck are a testament to the ‘Greatest Generation,’ and hold lessons for this generation. With the entire country making sacrifices for the war effort, they found strength, resilience, and Life between the Letters.

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About Teena Myers

Teena is the Vice Chairman of the Southern Christian Writers Guild, author of three books and a freelance writer.

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