Anna, Peggy’s daughter, becomes the main character, which is very well done. Though there is much foreshadowing, there are also surprises in the second half of the novel which makes it a much better story then I originally thought. I enjoyed the structure of the novel. I liked that back and forth between Peggy’s journal and current day… I also liked the different photos in front of each of the journal segments.
The men are mostly absent, just like in war, except for modern-day Hannes who supports and loves all of the women in his life. Ms. Ring’s goal was to share with us the experiences that Germans had during WW2 and this was accomplished through the many Munich women.”
Faith’s words reminded me of my aunt, who was in her early twenties during the war. Her face would still look forlorn nearly 70 years later when she’d remember, “Those were horrible years with no men in them.”
Faith also introduced me to a wonderful resource called Women’s Book Reviews:
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