Author: Jane Porter
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Goodreads: From the USA Today bestselling author of the Brennan Sisters novels comes a heartwarming story about finding love and strength, even in the darkest moments…
In the wake of a tragedy that tore her life down to the foundations, Dr. Alison McAdams has lost her way. So when she’s summoned to Napa to care for her ailing father, she’s not sure she has anything to offer him—or anyone else.
What Ali finds in Northern California wine country is a gift—an opportunity to rest, and distance from her painful memories. Most unexpectedly, she finds people who aren’t afraid of her grief or desperate for her to hurry up and move on.
As Ali becomes part of her father’s community, makes new friends of her own, and hears the stories of a generation who survived the Second World War, she begins to find hope again. In a quest to discover the truth about another woman’s lost love, she sets off on a journey across oceans and deep into history. And in making sense of that long-ago tragedy, Ali is able to put together the broken pieces of her heart and make new choices that are right for her.
Ope’s Opinion: I really think for me this book is a 3.5 – not because it wasn’t good, but because it has a lot of history in it. I am giving it a 4 since most people will love the history. The story itself is very good.
I felt like Alison’s life and journey paralleled Edie’s. It was interesting to see somethings don’t change with time – may the details are different, but the out comes are similar. I think Alison learned a lot from Edie in a short period of time.
If you are interested in Germany or Nazi history you would probably really enjoy reading this book. It was a different perspective.
Rating: 4 – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.