Since You Went Away (Children of the Promise #2)
Wally Thomas didn't know how many days and nights he had been marching up the coast of the Bataan Peninsula. He was almost too numb to think, too full of pain. He tried to keep a steady pace, but the guards pressured the prisoners to keep moving, forced them close together, and in their exhaustion the men stumbled and knocked each other off stride. When that happened, the...more
I had to laugh, a little, when I realised that after reading (well, listening to) several of the "Hearts of the Children" series that I had become engrossed in what essentially amounts to and LDS literary soap opera. But Hughes has definitely done his homework, ma...more
On the flip side, I really connected with a couple of the other storyli...more
My parents got married during WWII and this gives me a little more insight into what it...more
The world is fighting another war in this generation. But we aren't rationed food, or tires, or material for clothing. The loss of life, though horrific for their families, is not nearly as devastating...more
I'm still in love with the families; still fascinated/horrified by the aspects of WWII that I knew nothing about (hello Bataan Death March!); and still dying to find out what happens next. How long can this war last?!?!?!?!
Well done Brother Hughes. Well done.
I know I like a book when I'm thinking about it long after I've put it down. My only complaint is that sometimes I felt like the situations were "pushing it" and didn't feel real, like that it couldn't happen ( not believable). I don't know. I didn't live through WW II or that era. I think the characters have an awful lot of luck on th...more
I really love the author's writing style.