The Lost Loves of World War II collection was an amazing book. I'm sad to say I couldn't finish this. I'm sure you're wondering why I would stop reading it if I say it's so good. Well I have this strange fear of World War II. When I hear someone speak about my goes an unnaturally fast speed, and I don't know why I am so afraid of it. Anyways my sister wanted me to read the book For Such a Time by Kate Breslin. It is set in World War II, so I thought I would try this book to see if my fear was just me over reacting, and the book jut sounded really good. As you guys can see it didn't go so well, but enough about me. Let me get to what I read of the book.
The first story of this book starts out with the student Madeline in 2004. A majoring in journalism Maddy was given the chance to interview and write down the life of a woman who was alive during WW II. The slightly strange older lady was a bit of a mystery to our Maddy, just as Maddy was strange to her. I can say I laughed out loud more then once with this short story, I also cried as well. It also didn't rise up the fear of WW II as much, I think because it did flashback to the time period as much. There is something my dad says a lot, that i really didn't understand for a long time, "Do not become of this world" In my days as a blind sinner i could not understand these words, and even in my first few days reborn in Christ I still couldn't wrap my head around it. But this story helped a little with that. My dad meant not to let myself become absorbed into the things of this world, like my Android, my computer, even myself, for there is so much more beyond it. Thanks Dad for always reminding me not to be of this world. Now I say all this to say that is what this story represents. I also think of the one verse that I'm sure a lot of you have heard, 1 Corinthians 13:11 "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.". The author blended the story perfectly, I actually loved it and think I could read it again.
Now the second story picks up a few years after the end of our first story, I'm sad to say in the middle of this story I had to stop, the pressure in my head combined with my heart going too fast was more then i could handle. But from what i did read it was another wonderful job by the author. Please pick up this book and read it. I wish I could have read more.
I received this book free from the publisher an exchange for an honest review, which i have given