My new book about the meeting and marriage of my parents in war-torn Poland during the dying days of World War II is now out and available. If you enjoy history or want to relive a time when patriotism and devotion to a cause were the driving forces in people’s lives – even when the cause was a lost one – and love was possible, no matter the circumstances, you might find value in their remarkable story.

Below is a short video from KETC, the PBS TV station in St. Louis, Missouri, which offers an excellent recap of their story in 8 minutes.

Wishing one and all a healthy and prosperous New Year!

The book is also available at Barnes & Noble.




  1. Mrs reavis was one of my teachers. I heard her tell us her life story. I will never forget it. I will also never forget Mrs reavis’ laugh.

    1. Isabel,
      How nice to hear from you. Of course, I remember all those years quite well with mom teaching at City House & Villa Duchesne. I know she made an enormous impact on her students as she did on her children. Thanks so much for reaching out, and all the best in the coming year. Toni.

  2. Tony,
    Can’t wait to read it. As the child of parents who grew up during WWII I’m sure it will be a good read.
    Thanks for sharing
    Geoff Hennessy

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