Rating: Great Read: This is a book that would be 7.5 starfish out of 10. I want to read it all night long.
Synopsis: As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship--and her family--safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger.
My Review: I really enjoyed The Soldier's Wife and Margaret Leroy is a such a beautiful writer. I was immediately taken from my home to the island of Guernsey. I do like a good love story that is intertwined with family struggles...mother, daughters, mother-in-law. I was taken in by the events and how the story unfolded. I have never been a fan of WW II books but The Soldier's Wife has made me feel different about such an important time in our history. You may need some kleenex by your side (I tend to cry easily), but the ending is worth every tear! I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to all
Cover: I LOVE it. The cover caught my attention right away. I think it just beautiful.