Friday, 12 November 2010

Book Review - While We're Far Apart by Lynn Austin

Publisher's blurb:
In an unassuming apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, three lives intersect as the reality of war invades each aspect of their lives. Young Esther is heartbroken when her father decides to enlist in the army shortly after the death of her mother. Penny Goodrich has been in love with Eddie Shaffer for as long as she can remember; now that Eddie's wife is dead, Penny feels she has been given a second chance and offers to care for his children in the hope that he will finally notice her and marry her after the war. And elderly Mr. Mendel, the landlord, waits for the war to end to hear what has happened to his son trapped in war-torn Hungary.
But during the long, endless wait for victory overseas, life on the home front will go from bad to worse. Yet these characters will find themselves growing and changing in ways they never expected--and ultimately discovering truths about God's love... even when He is silent.

My review:
I really enjoyed this book. It held my interest enough that I read it in one day. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Penny as she begins to conquer her fears and starts to come into her own. The various story lines were never boring and allowed a peek into the some of the lives affected by WWII. Recommended for a nice light read.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

1 comment:

Gill - That British Woman said...

never heard of her, but do like the sound of the book. Are they looking for anymore reviewers, as winter is coming so a perfect time for reading.