A Love Letter That Conquers All

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Author Stephen E. Price's post-war romance span decades and continents in new book

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I have never met Ryuko, the heroine of the story, but I have come to know and love her.

When U.S. military man Stephen E. Price met Japanese socialite Ryuko Sato in World War II-era Japan, he knew their relationship could bridge the gap between different cultures, traditions languages and attitudes. In his memoir, “Love Letter: For a Japanese War Bride,” Price tells their story.

Price and Ryuko speak only snippets of each other's language, but manage to fall deeply in love despite Price's status as an American soldier in post-war Japan.

The two must confront law and social custom to wed. As Ryuko defies her family and risks alienation to marry an American, Price challenges U.S. law that forbids interracial couples to be married. After continued persistence, the couple is able to build a life together - until tragedy strikes. Following his wife's death, Price must learn to cope with grief and find love again, despite his tragic loss.

“I am publishing my late husband's book to honor him and this important love story,” said Price's second wife, Arlene. “I have never met Ryuko, the heroine of the story, but I have come to know and love her.”

Price's memoir is a raw, touching romance telling a unique story that is heartbreakingly and beautifully told. As Price and Ryuko strive to be together, they persevere through joy, sorrow, twists and turns. Their story shows how love can melt prejudice, bridge adversity, triumph over difficulty - and how love can be found again after loss.

“Love Letter: For a Japanese War Bride”
By: Stephen E. Price
ISBN: 9781466916340
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Westbow Press and http://www.LoveLetterforaJapaneseWarBride.com.

About the author
Born in Los Angeles in 1935, the late Stephen E. Price was an American veteran who travelled across the globe and worked in a variety of professions. He lived with his wife, Arlene, in Logan, Utah. Stephen passed away in 2010.

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EDITORS: For review copies or requests to interview the late author's wife, contact:
Courtney Alvey
317-602-7137 | calvey(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com
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