Monday, October 19, 2015

We That Are Left - Book Review

You know when you're reading a book and you think you know what's going to happen next, but then you're wrong, and you think, "Well, NOW what's going to happen!!" So you keep reading, and you think you've figured it out again, but you're still wrong and thinking, "Oh my gosh, what could possibly happen next???" So you keep reading, etc.

Well, that was my experience with Clare Clark's We That Are Left.

This story spans a decade (1910-1920) and focuses on the Melville family and a family friend named Oscar Greenwald. The war touches this family directly and changes the course of their lives and fortunes. You just want everything to work out perfectly for these characters (well, except for the youngest daughter Jessica when she's being particularly annoying), but as in classic stories of this time period, there are misunderstandings, conniving family members, affairs, and virtue to be lost.

If you need something to replace the void Downton Abbey is leaving in your life, then I would highly recommend this book.

We That Are Left is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and is on bookstore shelves now. I received a free advance review copy at Book Expo America with no obligation to review.

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