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Reflects daily life and ordinary human experience Apr 5, 2004
A highly recommended addition to anyone's American biographies reading list, It Had To Be You: Memoir Of A Navy Wife by R. J. Howard is a quite personal, autobiographical story which is told with self-respect and honor. R. J. Howard was a navy wife and in It Had To Be You, she presents her readers with an engaging and graceful record of her life related as something of an exciting adventure. Enjoyably told with a dash of humor, It Had To Be You reflects daily life and ordinary human experience in a most unforgettable style.
Makes you think of simple times and the pure of heart. Feb 13, 2004
A love story with devotion, good times and bad, a wonderful diversion from the daily grind of current times!
SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING Jan 31, 2004
Plain talk from an exceptional woman. Nothing cutesy. No superfluous words. Just the story of her life married to a Navy officer and her travels around the world. As memoir go, this one is both fun to read and carries with it a power one wouldn't expect from an unknown writer. But take care---the book is told in a deceptively low key style. Their weight can take you by surprise. They did me. In a world of books written and sold with puffery and fanfare, this one is the opposite---precisely because it is more than what it seems at first glance.
AN EXTRAORDINARILY MOVING MEMOIR Jan 25, 2004
This memoir of a navy wife is not at all what one might expect. It is terse and powerfully written and stands apart from other more prosaic memoir.