This book is written for the author's three sons and it chronicles the years from September 1976 when he met his wife Victoria to May 1984 when their first son was born. During those years that took them from Kansas City to Washington D.C. to Boston and ultimately to Hingham on Boston's South Shore they found a love that goes far beyond the clichéd "wedded bliss." The author truly believes that the love he and his wife continue to share-three years after her death-is as rare as it is all-consuming especially in this era in which marriage and other time-honored traditions are under attack. In the heart of the book therefore the author attempts to explain-from his perspective as well as from his wife's-why their marriage was/is so successful and meaningful-and eternal.
William C. Hammond MBA has served the book publishing industry for more than forty years as a sales manager editor CFO and publisher. Currently serving as an author and freelance editor he is best known for his Cutler Family Chronicles an award-winning historical fiction series that presents the American perspective during the Age of Sail.
"A heartwarming and deeply moving account of a true angel. Victoria Hammond lives on as love personified through these inspiring words." - Suzanne Giesemann author of Messages of Hope
"This lovely writing is of a wonderful person: a daughter a mother a citizen a friend a neighbor a colleague a person of faith the love of the author's life. It's about all of Victoria. And for that the reader is truly blessed." - Jess M. Brallier author publisher and friend
"This ode to love offers an intimate window into one of the world's great love stories. Originally written to provide his three sons with insights into his relationship with their mother Bill's heartfelt memoir is ultimately a testament to marriage that inspires all lovers to reach for the stars." - Dr. Jamie Turndorf creator of AskDrLove.com and radio host of Ask Dr. Love.