Angels of Bastogne is a love story set in Bastogne, Belgium, during World War II. Like many
wartime love stories it is shaped, in part, through the crucible of survival. Its key protagonists are American physician Jack Prior and two Belgian nurses, Renee Lemaire and Augusta Chiwy. This true story is one tributary of the enormous flow of events known as the Battle of the Bulge that have been captured in history books and the Band of Brothers television mini-series. Mr. Ivers weaves an up-close and personal story as remembered by Doctor Jack Prior from day-by-day 
accounts of the events surrounding the attacks on Bastogne, as well as latter times during a 50th anniversary trip that provides a denouement to the 1944 story lines he shared. The ultimate test of a story for me, is: “Do I care about the people in these stories as told to me by the author?” The answer is an unequivocal “yes.” 


Paul Sully
Jamaica Country Director, Retired, United States Peace Corps
Volunteer, Red Cross Disaster Relief Services