World War Two, Poland. Alina and Tomasz are childhood sweethearts. The night before he leaves for college, Tomasz proposes marriage. But when their village falls to the Nazis, Alina doesn’t know if Tomasz is alive or dead.
2019. Life changed beyond recognition for Alice when her son, Eddie, was born with autism spectrum disorder. She must do everything to support him, but at what cost to her family? When her cherished grandmother is hospitalised, a hidden box of mementoes reveals a tattered photo of a young man, a tiny leather shoe and a letter.
Her grandmother begs Alice to return to Poland to see what became of those she held dearest. In Poland, separated from her family, Alice begins to uncover the story her grandmother is so desperate to tell, and discovers a love that bloomed in the winter of 1942. As a painful family history comes to light, will the struggles of the past and present finally reach a heartbreaking resolution?
Wow what a powerful and emotional read. I find reading about what happened back in the day with the Nazis and the Jews interesting, this story is set in World War Two and the present day and it is a interesting read. I found it heartbreaking to learn and discover what happened to many many people back then especially when concentration camps came into the story. I found this story had a big impact on me and not one I will be forgetting in a while.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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