I finished this book last Saturday morning. It is a really, really good story. It makes you think about the Holocaust, and while some of the descriptions of what happened to these poor families make me want to puke, I'm glad that she wrote it the way she did. I simply cannot imagine, even after reading this book, what these families went through... so many lives destroyed. :( If you're into history at all, go read this! It's in the Target Book Club right now so it's cheap, too! I've heard they're making it into a movie... I hope they do!
I also finished The Rescue this week. I found that I could really relate to the mom in this story, even though her life is WAY different than mine! LOL Denise is a single mom to a 4 year old son, Kyle. He has a speech processing disorder which went undiagnosed and then misdiagnosed for months. After she figured out that therapy wasn't working for him she decided to work with him on her own. She struggled to get him to say one new word a day. A very painstaking process.
Denise and Kyle were out driving one night when she swerved to avoid hitting a deer and crashed into a tree. When a fireman, Taylor, came to help Denise they discovered Kyle was gone... he'd left the car. That one night intertwines Denise and Taylor's lives. They eventually start a relationship until Denise learns the Taylor has some skeletons in his closet that he needs to deal with.
This was a really good book right up to the last sentence. I love Nicholas Sparks because I can always count on his books for a few laughs, a few tears, and a light-hearted read. I have one more of his sitting here to read eventually: The Lucky One.
Right now I am reading Good Grief by Lolly Winston. This book also arrived in the mail for me... from you Kelly? I'm not sure! I'm a few chapters in right now and it's good so far. This book is about Sophie a 36 year old widow who lost her husband to cancer. She realizes that she won't be one of those widows who grieves with class. Instead she dives into food and I think eventually loses her job. (At least that's the way she's heading right now.) I love that it tells exactly what she's thinking. I can't wait to see how it turns out. More on this, later!