Oh my goodness! Cathy Gohlke is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. This book is amazing! I love her writing style. The sign of a good author is that they can make you feel the same emotions that the characters are going through. This book does exactly that! Such a beautiful story set during such a difficult time in history.
I would highly recommend this book especially for people who love stories set during World War II. I look forward yo reading more from this author as well. 5 stars!
Book description (from Amazon):
All her life, Hannah Sterling longed for a close relationship with her estranged mother. Following Lieselotte’s death, Hannah determines to unlock the secrets of her mother’s mysterious past and is shocked to discover a grandfather living in Germany.
Thirty years earlier, Lieselotte’s father is quickly ascending the ranks of the Nazi party, and a proper marriage for his daughter could help advance his career. Lieselotte is in love—but her beloved Lukas is far from an ideal match, as he secretly works against the Reich. Yet Lieselotte never imagined how far her father would go to ensure her cooperation.
Both Hannah’s and Lieselotte’s stories unfold as Hannah travels to Germany to meet her grandfather, who is hiding wartimes secrets of his own. Longing for connection, yet shaken by all she uncovers, Hannah must decide if she can atone for her family’s tragic past and how their legacy will shape her future.
A big thanks to Tyndale House publishers and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for my honest review which had been given.