The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman - 352 pages
In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit- and the strength of memory.
My Review: 4.5 stars
Loved this book. Part love story, part holocaust survival story, the author ties hope, desire, dread and fear seamlessly into this tale. I love the authors use of colors to describe almost anything.. smells, sounds and feelings to describe things. Poetically written and a wonderful plot of two lost souls during the Holocaust. This is a book you can read in one sitting and just sink your teeth into.
Quote I Liked:
"He laughs. And in his laugh I hear bliss. I hear feet dancing, the rush of skirts twirling. The sound of children.
Is that the first sign of love?
You hear in the person you're destined to love the sound of those yet to be born."
Tags: Historical Fiction, Romance, WW2, 2012, Holocaust, Favorites
Labels: 2012, Favorites, Historical Fiction, Holocaust, Romance, WW2