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The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy
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Dec 12, 2011

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Read from December 12 to 13, 2011

To celebrate the end of the semester, I picked up a lighter read. The Soldier's Wife has a very interesting premise - Vivienne and her two daughters live in Guernsey, while her husband (whose love for her runs less than warm) fights for the English during WWII. When the Germans occupy the island, they commandeer the house next door and Vivienne falls in love with one of the German soldiers.

While it was interesting to learn more about the German occupation and I like how Leroy gives us examples of both human and inhumane German soldiers, the intense romance for which this book has been praised was lacking for me. Like the characters themselves, for me it ran a bit cool. The plot also stagnates for a hundred or so pages although it picks up at the end.

Personally, I liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society better.
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Maureen I agree. I enjoyed Potato Peel Pie Society much more as well. This was was easy to read but could have been so much better.

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