This tale of impossible lovetold with the same narrative grace and keen eye for human emotion that have distinguished all of Anita Shreve's cherished bestsellersleads us into a harrowing world where forbidden passions have catastrophic consequences.
In a Nazi-occupied Belgian village, Claire Daussois, the wife of a resistance worker, shelters a wounded American bomber p
As an aside, I seem to have drifted into a bit of a WWII resistance genre this year without consciously planning it that way.
Claire nurses the wounded, acts as interpreter and waits anxiously for the war to end. One day, when Henri, her husband is ...more
That said, it wasn't so bad except the theme has been so overdone and I feel like we read WAY too much about Nazis in my Book Club for some reason. At the next meeting, I plan to veto all Nazi books for 2013. :-)
A Belgian couple, Henri and Claire are part of the ...more
This book got under my skin and into my thoughts so deeply that I was unable to sleep last night. I kept unconsciously thinking about the farmhouse and where would Ted be next, etc. I ...more
Wow! Something much different by Anita Shreve. Resistance is such a sweet but tragic love story. Just heart-wrenching! This story had me captivated throughout it's entirety. Shreve gives such vivid descriptions of the characters and wonderful detail in each and every setting. She also gives the reader a tidy ending which I was very happy about... I don't know how I would have gone on not knowing what happens to some of t ...more
This is my first Anita Shreve book and must read another!
The love story was okay, I believed it but I liked the rest of the book better. I especially that that the description of the plane going down was exceptional. I re-read it, even thou ...more