Rating: 5 out of 5

I’m still crying. What an amazing tale. With amazing characters. It’s made me think about the French wartime situation in a very different way. It’s made me wonder how brave I’d have been in this kind of situation. It made me appreciate the heartbreak that war brings with it. And that even the “lucky ones” who returned have changed beyond recognition. I’m not sure any book has reduced me to tears so much.

I bought copies of this for Christmas as it was my most memorable book of the year. And so I thought I’d reread it. This isn’t something I do very often. But I still had all the same emotional reactions, I lived their lives with them and still finished it in tears. Beautiful.

Originally posted to my Goodreads account