Drawn from an extraordinary collection of over four hundred perfectly preserved personal letters, Sealed with a Kiss is a coming-of-age story, a romance, and a glimpse of an America poised on the brink of change. Anyone who remembers having a pen pal, scribbling envelopes with codes like S.W.A.K, or even just falling in love will recognize themselves
What Readers Say about SEALED WITH A KISS

This is a warm, wistful, wise love story. Told with the help of hundreds of letters written and cherished through the years, Sealed with a Kiss is a wonderful evocation of love in a simpler time. This charming snapshot of mid 20th-century America is a joy to read.  —Barbara Morgan, Editor-in-Chief, Reader’s Digest Books, retired 

If you've ever heard the phrases "love at first sight" or "meant for each other" you need to read this book. Maybe you don't believe in such things or maybe you fervently do, in either case Sealed with a Kiss is proof of both. Be warned, you will fall in love with this book. —Mike Peters, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Mother Goose and Grimm 

Sealed with a Kiss: An American Love Story in Letters is so good I couldn’t put it down. Romantic and nostalgic, these engrossing pages are a documented history of what it was like to grow up and fall in love in middle-class America in the late 1950s and early 1960s. You’ll laugh, perhaps cry, but I guarantee you’ll enjoy this book. —Bill Dalton, columnist and author

Sealed with a Kiss is a charming coming of age story told from two points of view, his and hers. Its tale is a history lesson as well as a lesson and in the ups and downs of a relationship.  Sealed with a Kiss is written with humor, insight and truthfulness. It is a gift to anyone who appreciates a good, old-fashioned love story. —Suzy Farbman, author of GodSigns

Reading this book is like reading the story of your own life if you were born into a middle class family in the 1940s or 50's in America and came of age in during the 60s and 70s. Bob and Fran’s relationship is a testimony to what more and more young adults are discovering today: that getting to know someone intellectually via correspondence is likely to be a far better way to develop a deep, strong, permanent relationship than hoping random chance will deliver what you need. It is one of those books I enjoyed so much, I was sorry it had to end! —Dr. Stephen J. Huxley, Professor, University of San Francisco

Read Sealed with a Kiss and you will smile; read it and you will laugh; read it and you will fall in love again, with life and with our country when it is at its best. —Father Jonathan Morris, Program Director, The Catholic Channel, SiriusXM

in its story—and savor its vision of not just a unique moment in time, but also a timeless love. Evoking high school and college, family and friends, frustrations and dreams, practical jokes and serious car accidents, companionship and “chemistry,” the letters paint a vivid and unselfcon-scious picture of two lives in transition from childhood innocence to adult choice.

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