Cindy Ely, formerly of Huntersville, has written a novel about life during World War II based on letters she found between her great-uncle Warren Gray who served in the military during the war and his wife, Ely’s great-aunt Violet Gray.

Warren Gray joined the military after the attack on Pearl Harbor and served with valor. The book, “Dear Mrs. Gray,” follows his journey through the front lines and emotional battles on the home front.

Dear Mrs. Gray is available at as well as bookstores. E-book versions can be purchased at