Volume 2: The Letters is made up of transcriptions of surviving correspondence written by Jeanette MacDonald and Gene Raymond during World War II, giving an insight into their everyday lives. Their wartime letters are touching, full of tenderness, concern, humor, and, occasionally, passion. They shared their mundane everyday experiences and asked each other for advice. One can tell that they respected each other, as well as loved each other. Like all couples, they didn’t get along 100% of the time. They were human and it is that human side that is so endearing. The cover shows Jeanette at home, with a photo of Gene in uniform on her desk, along with the American and British flags. While he was in the Army Air Force, she proudly displayed his picture and discussed his service in interviews. As Gene’s letters prove, he was equally proud of Jeanette’s service on the home front. The book includes a few photos from the Raymonds’ personal collection.