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Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship - and her family - safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger.
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By Joyce on 08-13-13
Gripping. I recommend this book.
A Soldier's Wife tells the story of a thirty-something mother of two youngish daughters, who lived out the 2nd World War on the German occupied Island of Guernsey, a Channel Island and Bailiwick off the French Coast.
It is excellently told by Alison Larkin, who is able to read to us in the many accents and different voices that the many charactered story requires. You never are in doubt of who is speaking.
There is much suspense as Vivienne juggles finding food for her family during the five years of the war, her feelings of English Patriotism and the slowly developing attraction that develops between her and a German Captain.
She is a good person who is forced to cope daily, with unexpected events where she must question her patriotism, the wisdom of the many difficult decisions she is forced to make - and just the day to day effort of providing food and warmth for her family.
As the story unwinds it becomes a lesson in strength and courage.
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By Gardnercook on 12-14-17
A VERY Good Read.
This was a very good story of the occupation of one of the Channel Islands, Guersney, during WWII. Learning how people coped and the fact that you can't control who you fall in love with, made for a very good story, with an ending I wasn't expecting. I highly recommend this book.