Monday, October 17, 2011

I Gave My Heart to Know This by Ellen Baker

4 stars
R- 2
Copy received for review

An interesting, if sort of convoluted, tale of choices and redemption.

**Be aware that if you struggle with post-partum depression there may be some parts of the novel that are a little too familiar to be comfortable**

This novel jumps around a lot-- between characters, between time periods, etc.  But it's pretty well done.

Some of the characters make decisions that seem crazy (from the cozy point-of-view of the present) while others are just plain crazy.  The shifting viewpoints round out the story nicely.

Overall, an interesting look at WWII, family dynamics, the choices we make and all the fallout one still feels decades later.

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