My father’s story…

With All My Love is a story about my father.

1st Lt. Joseph M Boyle WW2
1st Lt. Joseph M Boyle WW2

It is a compilation of letters, documents and photos that tell the story of my father’s life from 1941 until his death in 1950.  Since I had just turned one when he died, I only knew my dad through stories, photos and his letters.

The Joyce Girls Sisters Joan, Rosemary, Jean & Francis
The Joyce Girls Sisters Joan, Rosemary, Jean & Francis

In October, 1941, my grandmother encouraged her four daughters to send birthday greetings to a family friend in the army.  Rosemary not only sent a card, but began shipping chocolate chip cookies.  That was the beginning of  a long-distance relationship resulting in a written proposal just weeks before D-Day.  This letter and hundreds of others were treasured and protected in a special box.

My father was such a gifted writer that when I read his letters, I feel transported back to the 1940’s, I understand his undying love for my mother and share his respect for nature.  I laugh at his humor, cringe at his cynicism (which I seem to have inherited) and cry at his short life.

To honor my father, I have published this book so that others may know him.  Joe Boyle lived only 35 years, but my hope is that his story will live on forever through this book.

Book Cover With-All My Love Joe