Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
G.I. Joe & Lillie: Remembering a Life of Love and Loyalty Hardcover – March 1, 2003
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
This wonderful, touching story is about so many things I hold dear, including family, faith, and duty to country. For years, Joe Bonsall has inspired us all with song; now he opens his heart in a totally different way to share a very personal part of his life. What a wonderful gift to us all.
You have so much to be thankful for. ... One is how the combination of Lillie and Joe were the magical genes that made both you and Nancy. ... You both will forever represent the very best of your parents. ... They taught you well and you are the man through which you father lived the rest of his life. ... They both were and are so proud of you . ...And so am I.
It was a wonderful story about your dad (Gl Joe) and mom. It made me want to laugh and cry at the same time! I was flying over Germany during the time your dad was there. The guys on the ground had it rough. It is one of the best stories about hardship and pleasure that I have read!
This story exemplifies the integrity and character behind the American dream--even when the dream doesn't come true in the way you hoped it would. A great story of enduring faith and true commitment...
About the Author
He lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee with his lovely wife, Mary Ann, and their eight cats, Molly, Omaha, Gypsy, Sally Ann, Teddy, Callie, Bayb and Bud. Joe and Mary also have a 400-acre farm on the Kentucky/Tennessee state line.
The song G.I. Joe and Lillie, as recorded by the Oak Ridge Boys, appears on their album, Colors.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 67%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Top Customer Reviews
Bonsall knows his characters well, because it's his parents' story. His writing is simple yet passionate. A quick read - that you will never forget. The book offers inspiration for the times we live in today.
It would make a terrific film, but only G.I. Joe & Lillie could play G.I. Joe & Lillie.
heart-warming account of his beloved parents,G.I. Joe & Lillie,
is ample proof of this.
Joseph S Bonsall has written one of the most inspiring books
that I have ever had the pleasure of reading.He provides the
moving story of their struggles and triumphs throughout their
lives.Read of their home life growing up,how they met and reared
their own children,their service to their country,and their unwavering
devotion to each other...
Joe and Lillie are the greatest of examples of those who lived the
American dream...they are the Greatest Generation.
I am proud to learn of the story of G.i. Joe and Lillie.I am proud to
be living in this great country.I am also proud of Joe Bonsall.....
"G.I. Joe & Lillie" is not some sappy, patriotic whitewash written by an adoring son (even though it's obvious while reading this book that Joe rightfully does adore his parents). This is a very honest and straightforward account of the trials and tribulations of one W.W.II couple in their struggle to raise a family more functional than the ones they had both left behind whilst trying to stay one step ahead of the haunting ghosts of the war. I will not ruin it for you by revealing whether or not they emerge victorious. Read this warm and inspiring book to find out. You will be very glad you did. This isn't just the story of one man's parents. It's a window into the monumental sacrifice of a whole generation. It isn't just a love story, either. It's a testament to what steadfast love and faith can achieve for anyone willing to work and scratch for it. I'm sure that many of those born to this amazing generation will feel that they are reading about their own parents, I know that I sure did. Well done, Joe... Lillie must be even more proud of you than she already was!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Terrific heart warming family history. Makes the reader feel as if you know them personally. Thanks for sharing your family history, Joe.Published 25 days ago by Brenda Sibley
There is no greater love than when a child honors his parents, and in G.I. Joe & Lillie, Oak Ridge Boys tenor Joseph S. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jersey Girl Book Reviews / Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews
Pretty good book. Interesting more when you are familiar with the author. Listen to his music for yearsPublished 3 months ago by davco
If I could give it more stars I would. Read it in one day. Such a wonderful story!! Wish I had read it sooner. Joe never disappoints with his writing.Published 8 months ago by S. Whitney Arnett