Seven Stars in the Window
Becoming an Army wife at 18, surviving multiple assignments, thirteen pregnancies, and a bad heart by the time she was 43, Louise faced the nearly overwhelming task of keeping her family together after the death of her husband and the departure of seven of her sons to combat overseas in World War II. Her letters, recently found in an attic, tell a terrible tale of illness, worry, and family problems set against the unfolding history of war.
This book was transcribed and edited by Louise's grandson, LTC (ret) Allen V. Murphy. Louise raised him from his fourth to ninth year, nearly a thirteenth child according to his aunts and uncles.