3 not the right fit for me stars!!
I really hate to give any book below a 4 star rating. Giving Kristin Hannah a 3 star is killing me because she is a wonderful author. If you look at the Goodreads ratings for this book are a 4.53!! I just did not connect to these characters the way I needed too. The loss of connection and forced outcome of some situations in the book is what made it three stars for me.
On to the things I liked about this book besides the gorgeous cover!! While it took them some time the characters did overall develop and become different people. In the beginning I wasn’t sure they would. Vianne and her love for her husband and child were one of things I could feel throughout this novel. The things she does during this war while waiting on her husband to come home were extraordinary. I loved the history sculpted throughout these books some of it believable happening to a character while some of it seemed to much. The tree branch with ribbons was such a beautiful touch.
I’m sorry to say but Isabelle got on my nerves. Even though later on she is actually doing something quite spectacular.. she still only does things for herself. It never seems through the whole book until near the end that anything she did was for the other people. It always seemed like she did everything so she could have more attention. I did like her character growth toward the end….
Overall I really enjoyed how Kristin Hannah broke out of the mold and told a story from the women’s perspective of WWII. You can tell she really did her research for this book and it shows. Again this is only my opinion I suggest you go and read the book for yourself. Those of you who know Kristin Hannah from her romance writing be forewarned this is not a romance novel.
Goodreads link here.