I'm not a fan of overly romantic stories, so I was a bit hesitant to read this. But, as I love books pertaining to WWII, I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. It's more a book about love (and the various types) than a romance story. Themes of grief, loss, hope, and healing are also key.
The story is told in alternating POVs, which is something I really enjoy. Rich details combine to create beautiful prose that pull the reader in. The cast of characters is quite enjoyable, and I love the way Dykes portrayed God's light in the storm. Both time periods were well-developed, which isn't always the case in time-slip novels. This emotional story will likely stick with the reader after the final page.
One of my favorite quotes is: "Lift your head, brave one. This life is a storm, no doubt about it. But oh, the One who holds the waves, who holds our hearts. What it is to think of facing the storm in His hands, wrapped in a love that is fathoms — infinite fathoms — deep."
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, but I wasn't required to leave a positive review.
Amanda Dykes is the author of Bespoke: A Tiny Christmas Tale, the critically acclaimed bicycle story that invited readers together to fund bicycles for missionaries in Asia. As a former English teacher, she has a soft spot for classic literature and happy endings. She is a drinker of tea, a dweller of Truth, and a spinner of hope-filled tales, grateful for the grace of God loves extravagantly.