This was a delightful surprise - a wonderful tale of two women who are years apart in age, both from a different time one of whom faces challenges head on and the other who learns from her story. Switching back and forth between WW11 Nazi invasion of France and modern times this is very special.
This is largely Eliane Martin’s story, who embodies spirit during the dreadful occupation of France during WW2, she and her family choose to help their neighbors & friends to escape the tyranny of the Germans at great peril to themselves. Eliane is determined to not be crushed by the enemy despite what she must sacrifice.
Decades later, Abi Howes arrives at the chateau where Eliane worked during the war, still battling the grief she listens to Eliane's story, she finds her own resolve returning and determines to live life to the full despite her personal hardships.
Many subtle and beautiful lessons through out, quoting from the book..' Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain' ....
- Paperback: 316 pages
- Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (16 May 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 154204703X
- ISBN-13: 978-1542047036
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 318 g
- Average Customer Review: 140 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)