In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit- and the strength of memory.
I was totally hooked on this book by the end of the first chapter, and read it all within a day, pushing the rest of the world aside. This is what good reading is all about!
Our group has an interesting mix of books picked out for the next few months, and all of us will be reading, at one point, out of our comfort zones - books we wouldn't normally pick out for ourselves. They should make for good discussion, however. Here's what's coming up:
The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
Second Glance, by Jodi Picoult
Secret Daughter, by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant
The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth
Before I Go To Sleep, by S. J. Watson
Gestation: Unborn Hostage, by Richard Henegan
Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See
And speaking of books and what's coming up - Later this week I'll be joining the MUSA BOOKS I LOVE Blog Hop - with recommendations and giveaways of books from Musa Publishing, including a copy of my newest book, THE GIRL WHO REMEMBERED HORSES!
Be sure and watch for it soon!