Finally got around to reading this gem. A very moving story about two sisters during the holocaust era. Isabelle has always been a bit of a rebel, always speaking her mind, determined to make a difference. Vianne has always been the rule follower, cautious and afraid. Both women are forced to be strong, face severe conditions and fight to survive during the war.
There are some chilling and horrific moments in the book that really open up your eyes to what people had to face during war. The book focuses on how war effects people. The book discusses family, love, loss and motherhood as well.
“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.” “Grief, like regret, settles into your DNA and remains forever a part of us.” Great book. Very moving! Couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.