by Caroline Leech
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Publication Date: January 31st 2017
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: Young Adult | Historical Fiction
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The perfect blend of sweet romance and historical flavor, Wait for Me, from debut author Caroline Leech, brings a fresh new voice to a much-loved genre.
It’s 1945, and Lorna Anderson’s life on her father’s farm in Scotland consists of endless chores and rationing, knitting Red Cross scarves, and praying for an Allied victory. So when Paul Vogel, a German prisoner of war, is assigned as the new farmhand, Lorna is appalled. How can she possibly work alongside the enemy when her own brothers are risking their lives for their country?
But as Lorna reluctantly spends time with Paul, she feels herself changing. The more she learns about him—from his time in the war to his life back home in Germany—the more she sees the boy behind the soldier. Soon Lorna is battling her own warring heart. Loving Paul could mean losing her family and the life she’s always known. With tensions rising all around them, Lorna must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice before the end of the war determines their fate. (Goodreads)
One of the goals that I set myself for this year was to read more historical fiction novels. I love the genre, but haven't had the chance to read nearly enough of them, and I really wanted to find more to read this year. When I discovered Wait for Me by Caroline Leech, which is set during WWII, I couldn't wait to check it out. This book, you guys, it was a really great read.
As I mentioned above, the storyline for the book was set during WWII, but the location was set in Scotland, which I found fascinating because all the other books I've read during this time period have been set in London and such. There were some moments throughout the story that had me holding my breath in anticipation, sometimes for good reasons, and sometimes bad. I can't imagine living during that time period, but the author did a great job of describing everything for us.
There were so many characters in this book that I really loved, including the main character, Lorna, who was just an awesome young lady. There's also Paul, who you really just can't help but love for all sorts of different reasons. I could seriously go on and on about some of the characters in the novel, but I'd really rather you read the book and discover them yourself!
Overall; Wait for Me was such a great read. I seriously didn't want the book to end, and I totally plan to reread it again soon. I'm really looking forward to reading more by this author in the future, and I also can't wait to read some more historical fiction books I have picked out soon. Add this book to your TBR, and read it asap!