Winter Garden

winterI picked up a Kristin Hannah’s book Winter Garden to read because I needed something light.  I needed to lose myself in a fun story.

Instead this book took me into the horror of the siege of Leningrad.  What happened there?

At first I was upset.  I needed something light.  But then I kept reading.  And I realized that this book was the forerunner of The Nightengale.  The historical fiction, rich with suffering and horror

The book flipped back and forth between a modern story of a fractured family finding their way back and forth and the story of the mother and all that she lived through.

I don’t want to give away any plot points and say much more than that.

Despite my surprise, I really enjoyed this book in the end.  It’s no beach read, but it’s an enjoyable family drama.

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