Book Review: The Soldier’s Wife

April 9, 2012

in Books

I read The Soldier's Wife for the Great Thought Book Club. Join us for the discussion on Tiwtter!

When: Thursday, April 26h, 8-9 PM CST, Hashtag #Gr8books

The Soldier's Wife is easily one of my favorite books I've read in a while. It is an easy read but will get you intensely involved.

Set in WWII on the British Channel Islands, the story follows Vivienne and her family, her two daughter and mother-in-law, as they deal with German occupation on their island. What I love about this historical romance is that the war is ever present, but also is, for the most part happening somewhere else. You can truly believe the love between Vivienne and Gunther, a German soldier, is real and true.

The other thing that strikes me about this novel is what is there – Vivienne's husband, food, money, safety. It makes the occupation of the island also seem as real as the love story.

I highly recommend this novel for the lyric prose, the depth of character, and the swept away love. Its a perfect spring/summer sitting under a tree/by the pool/at the beach read.

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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.

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Marge April 11, 2012 at 9:13 am

Sounds like a worthwhile read, should I have some free time on my hands some day.
Visiting from SITS, make it a great day!
Momma Marge

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