Book Description: Artist Alison Schuyler spends her time working in her family’s renowned art gallery, determined to avoid the curse that has followed the Schuyler clan from the Netherlands to America and back again. She’s certain that true love will only lead to tragedy―that is, until a chance meeting at Waterloo station brings Ian Devlin into her life. Drawn to the bold and compassionate British Army captain, Alison begins to question her fear of love as World War II breaks out, separating the two and drawing each into their own battles. While Ian fights for freedom on the battlefield, Alison works with the Dutch Underground to find a safe haven for Jewish children and priceless pieces of art alike. But safety is a luxury war does not allow. As time, war, and human will struggle to keep them apart, will Alison and Ian have the faith to fight for their love, or is it their fate to be separated forever?
My Thoughts: I picked this book because it's about WWII and I love to read about this era. But truly the cover drew my attention...
Alison Schulyer is an artist working in her family's art gallery. And they are from the Netherlands living in America.
Alison works with the Dutch Underground. It's a wow story already!
Alison and the Dutch Underground work to place Jewish children and priceless art in safety. I thought that was interesting thought...priceless art, priceless children! Compassion, love and sacrifice abound in this read!
The suspense and love are well written. As I read I could tell that Ms. Alexander must have done a "ton" of research before writing this novel.
Even though this is Johnnie Alexander's debut novel, one would never guess because it is so well thought out and enjoyable.
At times it is sad but that makes this read all the more real and alive.
This is a not to be missed read!
If you only read one book this summer...then I hope it's this one.
*This book was provided for review by Tyndale Publishing*