(PRWEB) September 30, 2015
HAMDEN, Conn. – When Jill Marie Snyder’s mother passed away in 2007, she found a plastic bag full of love letters hidden in a cabinet. These letters reveal how her mother, Mary Brooks Snyder, and her father, Luther William Snyder fell in love. Jill Snyder recalled her mother mentioning years before that she wanted them published. Jill Snyder was going to make that wish come true.
Jill Snyder invites readers to experience the true love story of her parents in her moving new memoir, “Dear Mary, Dear Luther: A Courtship in Letters” (published by AuthorHouse), which frames her parents love letters with historical information to bring her parents’ story to life.
“Dear Mary, Dear Luther” takes places over the course of three and a half years, beginning in 1937. It puts readers on the receiving end of both Mary and Luther’s letters, sharing details of their burgeoning relationship. Jill Snyder hopes her book will stand as a testament to true love’s lasting nature, and that Luther’s letters will dissolve any stereotypes about black males lacking deep emotions.
An excerpt from one of Luther’s letters in “Dear Mary, Dear Luther”:
“Deep through the night
And during the sultry day
Would be a delight
To be near her and not away.”
“Dear Mary, Dear Luther”
By Jill Marie Snyder
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 342 pages | ISBN 9781496963734
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 342 pages | ISBN 9781496963727
E-Book | 342 pages | ISBN 9781496963710
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Jill Marie Snyder is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. She has her Bachelor of Arts in urban studies from the University of Connecticut and her Master of Arts in communication from Fairfield University. She is employed by a Connecticut insurer and serves on the board of the Community Healing Network Inc.
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