Friday, September 9, 2011

The Soldier's Wife

The Soldier's Wife
by Margaret Leroy

World War II is fast approaching the beautiful landscapes of Guernsey Island. With her estranged husband off fighting, Vivienne de la Mare must keep her two daughters and senile mother-in-law safe during the German occupation. Amidst shortages, curfews, and the evidence of brutality, she has an affair with a German officer. Not knowing when or if this war will end, Vivienne grapples with how to keep those she loves safe, loving someone who is the enemy, and answering the question of what she will do when her basic humanity is in question.

Margaret Leroy has the ability to transport you not only to this beautiful land but to the era as well. You will find yourself wondering what you would do if faced with Vivienne's challenges.

- Kathy R

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