I love WWII stories as well as dual timeline books. When a book combines both, it’s even better! The one complaint I have is that this was promoted as being “reminiscent” of “Lilac Girls” and “The Nightingale.” While both books are set in WWII, that is where the similarity ends. I would have probably chosen to read the book anyway. But the misrepresentation left a bad taste in my mouth.
I did enjoy the book. It was a “lite” historical romance story where there is mystery, personal trauma, and romance. There is not a lot of the ugliness and horrors that occurred during the Nazi invasion. The focus was more on relationships during the past and present. There are some surprises, so it satisfies the reader who enjoys the random twists and turns. The characters are well developed and you will develop strong feelings about them.
Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.