Thoughtful review reflecting on basis for lasting love. Our thanks to Cherie (Amazon review, Sept. 6) …

In today’s fast-paced world where we focus as much and sometimes more on what we individually want, it is refreshing to recall that in a different time the consideration of one person for another was the guiding force of polite society. Through both the greatest civility, common for the time in which this is set, and in the trusting of an Absolute Power, two beautiful young people explore the growing feelings they have for each other within the context of their life’s work and faith. Certainly with a sense of urgency but without haste, we see how Alice and Joe allow their relationship to mature through this body of lovely correspondence brought together and expertly edited by one of their children. It comes as no surprise then that this same couple became the hallmark of marital good example in their community a lifetime later. Not only is this inspiring story of vital interest to every person in or contemplating a lifetime commitment, I’m sure this book will become an essential guide amongst marriage counselors and ministers as they seek to demonstrate both unselfishness and godliness are the foundations for a loving, lasting relationship.”