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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dear Mrs. Kennedy - Giveaway and Review

Ask anyone over the age of 50, where were you when you heard the news of JFK being shot and killed, they will be able to tell you all the details much like those of us that were around when 9/11 occurred. These are events that marked a tragic time in our country's history that many still can't seem to deal with. There are still so many unanswered questions even after all these years.

In the book, Dear Mrs. Kennedy, The World Shares It's Grief Letters, November 1963, by Jay Mulvaney and Paul De Angelis, this moving and heartfelt story allows you to revisit that time in history when for over four days, Mrs. Kennedy received more than 1 million letters from people who were impacted by JFK's death. Some are from VIP's and celebrities and some are from everyday ordinary people as well as ones from grade school children. Here's one such example from the 3rd grade class of Douglas School in Illinois:

Dear Mrs. Kennedy,

We have just heard that President Kennedy died a few minutes ago, and we wanted to tell you how sad we are.

President Kennedy was a good president and a great man.

Our country will miss him very much.


The Third Grade Class
Douglas School
Galesburg, Illinois

This is a collection of wonderful letters that describe our prayers and grief alongside one of the most graceful First Women of all time. What a great gift book for anyone who loves history or the Kennedy's. I received this book compliments of TLC Book Tours for my honest review and absolutely loved reading through this collection of letters. This one rates a perfect 5 out of 5 stars.

If you would love to know more information about this book, the authors and where to purchase a copy for yourself, click on the title below:

Dear Mrs. Kennedy

You can also visit the following sites:

Paul De Angelis Website

Dear Mrs. Kennedy on Amazon

Thanks to the generous folks at TLC Book Tours, they are hosting a giveaway of a copy of this amazing book, to one lucky follower of my blog. Here are your guidelines:

1. You must be a follower of this blog, Reviews From The Heart

2. You must be a resident of the US or Canada and No P.O. Boxes please.

3. I will be contacting the winner via email, so please include it with your comment. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

4. Leave me a comment and let me know why you'd love to win a copy. The giveaway ends on November 10th.


  1. G'morn Kat ~ Oh, how I will NEVER forget that day. In Hawaii, living in military housing, 2 of our neighbors came out in the yard with champagne & celebrated the Presidents's death ... it is embedded in my mind the cruelty of those people.

    What a lovely giveaway ...

    How are you all coming along? I do hope things are better.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN~ Hugs, Marydon

  2. I am a follower.


  3. I turned 2 the day Kennedy was shot - that's right, he was shot on my birthday. Needless to say, I've had a certain affinity to the Kennedys ever since. I know how this fact affected me throughout my life, so it would be nice to read about how it affected others.

  4. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read about the Kennedys. I am a follower and email subscriber.

  5. I love to read about real people, places, and things.

    I am now following you.

    My email address is
    threebeautifulchildren {at} gmail {dot} com

  6. I'm so happy you enjoyed the book. I did too, and was really surprised at the emotions it stirred up in me, since I have no memories of the assassination, but it was so moving. Thanks so much for being on the tour.

  7. President Kennedy was killed before I was born, but I've always been fascinated by his wife - she was always so graceful and poised.
    I follow via Google and live in the US

  8. I'm an e-mail subscriber and follower. I enjoy reading Biographys and non-fiction about our nations history.
    Theresa N

  9. That is one moment I remember vividly, it was such a shock. The whole world was in mourning, my family also. This book is valuable in it's content as it indicates the real compassion of the people, and how God brought comfort and peace to the suffering. I would like to read this book and hand it down to my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I consider this type of item an heirloom. Thank you for this thoughtful giveaway and the chance to win it. I hope I win it.

    Sharing Christ's Love,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  10. I am a follower and email subscriber to this blog. Thank you for this incredible giveaway and the chance to win it.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  11. Oh wow! I would LOVE to win this for my mom for Christmas. I know that she would LOVE it!

    christyplus2 AT gmail DOT com

  12. 4th grade St Marys Catholic School. A sad day indeed. I think JFK was the last of the the good ones in the white house. I think Jackie was the classiest first lady ever. None can compare to her. Thanks for sharing. Anne

  13. i'm interested in reading this book...thanks for the opporutnity :)

  14. I was a little girl when President Kennedy was shot. I'll always remember how an announcement at school was made and all parents arriving to pick up their chidren. I'd love to read this book. I'm a GFC Follower.


  15. I would love to have the book to give to my husband! He watches all of the programs on tv about that weekend is fascinated by anything Kennedy.

    I'm a follower and a subscriber. Thanks!

    dancealert at aol dot com

  16. I would love to read the heartfelt sentiments people shared about the loss of one of our greatest presidents.

    I'm a follower!


  17. I remember so well that sad day in history and as that day has made a impact on many people I would love to win this book. Thank so much for hosting this giveaway. I am a GFC follower.


  18. During recess, my 6th grade teacher called all of us to come to him so that he could tell us the sad news. I remember my mom crying in the kitchen when I came home from school that day.
    I would love to read this.

  19. I would love to win this book to read all about Mrs Kennedy as I thought that she was such a beautiful woman!

    I also follow with GFC


  20. I'd love to win this book because I love reading about American history. Please enter me in this giveaway!

    I follow via GFC.

    familyhistree at yahoo dot com

    Sarah E

  21. This sounds like a great book! I have always been intrigued by the Kennedys. I would love to read this book. I am a follower.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net


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