A Young Wife follows the unforgettable journey of Minke Van Aisma across three continents - from a life of opulence in Amsterdam during the 1900s, to rough living on the Argentine coast, to fighting poverty as an immigrant in New York City. She is forced to leave behind a kidnapped son in Argentina, but sets upon the arduous task of struggling to find the child and taking revenge on the people who orchestrated his abduction. This tale of love, betrayal, and redemption is a journey that no listener will forget.
"[T]he unexpected twists in Minke's story and her feisty appeal will keep readers eager to turn the page." (Publishers Weekly)
"In this compelling read, Lewis beautifully captures the essence of a place, from the lushness of the Netherlands to the wilds of Argentina to the inhospitable urban streets of New York." (Booklist)
"[A] stirring journey.... its images are undeniably alluring." (BookPage)
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Nothing too deep
Like it in spite of itself
The plot line behind this book is unusual and interesting by was over-simplified, like it was written for a younger audience. Some key scenes were glossed over while backtracking the story. Still, it held my attention and I routed for the main character Minke throughout, anxious to learn of a resolution. Loved the narrator, her voice fit well with my image of what Minke would sound like.