Jacqueline A. Kane was lucky enough to have discovered her parents correspondence to each other from many years ago.
"These were all letters between my parents during World War II, when my father was in the service," Kane said.
Her parents, Phil and Jacqueline, were the authors of these letters.
Phil Kane was deployed shortly before they were married. They had to rely on writing to communicate their affection for the first four years of their union.
"My parents loved language and they loved to express themselves through words," said Jacqueline.
She followed in her parents' footsteps with her love for words and published all 200 of their letters in her book, "A Real Whole Lot."
"My parents led interesting lives and they had a profound impact on people," Kane said.
The Albany author says that, through the letters, she discovered her parents were also social rights activists, traveling from their home in New York to spend time in South Africa.
"After Mandela was released from prison, my father wrote a letter to Mayor [David] Dinkins, asking if they could meet Mandela when he came to New York," Kane said.
The letter to the former New York City mayor paid off.
"It’s something about pen to paper. They got to see Mandela," recalled Jacqueline.
She hopes the book about her parents' letters will inspire others to see what true love can really be.
"I use the hashtag "#realblacklove" because I want to share the unabashed love that my parents had for each other," Kane said.
You can find the book here on Amazon.