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Love Story

 

It is now on paperback; hardback copy has been sold out by Barnes & Noble. I highly recommend for all ex-navy or current military no matter what branch you are. It is something we can relate. It is true and well written.  This is our story or daring dream.  To order your paperback copy please email Ray Burdeos RBURDEOS@aol.com  

(Barnes & Noble hard copy edition reviews. Not available right now)

Synopsis
A sincere account of interracial love in New York during the era of Sinatra, Martin & Lewis, and the Velvet Fog. The author's simple approach to characterization yields an honest picture of the public perception of 'mixed couples' at a time when Camelot attempted to re-direct our morals.

 CUSTOMER REVIEWS - An Open Forum
Number of Reviews: 6    Average Rating:

A reviewer, a doctor from manila, February 12, 2001,
the realities of love in a persecuted world
this is the story of a filipino sailor conscripted into the u.s. coast guard during the time when the ultimate dream of filipinos raised in the background of world war II was to find a place in the 'land of milk and honey'. social inequalities in terms of bigotry and citizenship are highlighted in the story from the time this sailor was recruited until he retires from the service. it pictures sweet love lost in exchange for a place in the sun in the baby-booming u.s.a.

A reviewer (edsa1@aol.com), July 30, 1999,
'A 'Filipino' out of water.'
It's not common that you read a story where a beautiful, blonde young ingénue in 1963 New York falls for a leading man who is... pinoy. This is an honest, sincere love story of two people from two different worlds.

A reviewer, a 34 year old instructor in L.A., June 17, 1999,
A sincere account of 'Mixed Couples.'
A sincere account of interracial love in New York during the era of Sinatra, Martin & Lewis, and the Velvet Fog. The author's simple approach to characterization yields an honest picture of the public perception of 'mixed couples' at a time when Camelot attempted to re-direct our morals.

A reviewer, a 34 year old instructor in L.A., June 17, 1999,
A sincere account of 'Mixed Couples.'
A sincere account of interracial love in New York during the era of Sinatra, Martin & Lewis, and the Velvet Fog. The author's simple approach to characterization yields an honest picture of the public perception of 'mixed couples' at a time when Camelot attempted to re-direct our morals.

Alex Alejandro (valejan963@#aol.com), successful US Coast Guard retiree, June 15, 1999,
Excellent reading
The flow of the story is smoothly written and easy to follow. The author did a good job of describing his true life's experiences while on active duty in the US Coast Guard.

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