A personal message from the author:

The book is a time travel romance in the spirit of Somewhere in Time. If you enjoyed that book/film, I think you will enjoy this as well.

If you lived during the 1960s, this book will take you back to that era, to the music, the culture, and the events that shaped both a nation and a generation. If you didn't live through that tumultuous decade, this novel can serve as a good introduction to a period in history that was like no other. A time of laughter and a time of tears, a time of joy and a time of sorrow, a time of love and a time of hate, a time of peace…and a time of war.

Finally, and most importantly, this book is for all the military nurses who served in Vietnam, for those who gave their all trying to save them all. Thank you for your service and God bless!

— Arthur Archambeau

How far would you go for love?

An Army officer visits a mysterious antique shop and is given a hope chest containing love letters written more than fifty years prior by a nurse in Vietnam.

Mike Falco is a young Army lieutenant and 1960s aficionado. When Mike visits the new antique shop in town, the eccentric proprietors insist that he’s the rightful owner of an old dust-covered hope chest.

Reluctantly, he accepts the piece, despite the caveat that, “Once you touch what’s inside this chest, it will touch you back.” He quickly discovers that the sole contents are love letters written in 1969 by a twenty-two-year-old Army nurse serving in Vietnam.

As Mike reads the letters, he finds himself deeply moved by them. And by the young woman who’d penned them more than a half-century before. He sets out on a quest to track her down, hoping she’s still alive so he can return them. But what he discovers when he finally unlocks the Secret of the Letters From 1969 propels him on an odyssey that spans not only continents,but across Time itself. It’s a journey fraught with risk and danger. But Mike’s willing to go as far as necessary for love, even if that means finding his future in the past.

So, put on your bell-bottoms, tie-dye, and love beads because Letters From 1969 will take you back to the Age of Aquarius, to the music, the culture, and the events that embodied that tumultuous time. And to all the joy—and heartache—that shaped both a nation and a generation.

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