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May 04, 2021t_lynschm77 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
As expected, a Kristin Hannah novel left me moved. This one is a tough one though, lots of pain and sadness, but such is life for some, especially during times of war. It is hard to imagine living through times of air raids, ration cards, starvation, desperation....but people did and they survived to tell their story. I always learn so much historical context from Hannah's novels and this one was no exception. To be honest, the beginning of the book was a little slow. I knew it would get better but the build up took about 50 pages too many, but once the "fairy tale" started, I was hooked. I'm kind of use to that with Hannah's work and I let it go in faith that the story would end amazingly, which it did.