was the inspiration for "War Ignites Love",
this remarkable story for all ages?
World War II is generally accepted as the largest
and deadliest continuous war in human history. This
was a war that enveloped our entire nation in years
of patriotism and sacrifice; and during those years
thousands of stories were written and told. Most are
stories of victory. Many are stories of horror. A
precious few are stories of love and devotion which,
after all, are really the emotions that keep a fighting
"War Ignites Love" is one of the "precious"
stories. Betty Ross Austin was a pretty 15-year-old
riding the school bus to class when she spotted a
handsome uniformed soldier in his army vehicle. Just
before her bus turns off to the school, she scribbles
her name and address and tosses the note out the bus
window. 60 years later Betty Bruno, nee Betty Ross
Austin, wove World War II history, letter writing,
love, marriage and family into a lovely story that
teenagers through Grandma and Grandpa will adore.