Mary R DeWan

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Dear Ms. Balogh: Thank you so much for replying to my request regarding Beyond the Sunrise. It is one of my favorites and one of my rereads. I really loved the accuracy of the historic campaign of Wellington in Spain and Portugal. I didn’t expect a series. You opened my eyes with the Survivor series that soldiers in the past suffered PTSD, loss of limbs,eyesight and hearing–disfigurement, mental illness. (In some manner I thought of these horrors as modern. You opened my eyes that the Napoleonic Wars and the US Civil War had all of this suffering as well.) Since I loved this unlikely couple, I thought you might have mentioned them in passing in a subsequent book. I hope they survived and went to live on Robert’s estate and Joana could be a “proper English wife”. One can become extremely attached to fictional characters.

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