- This had a twist that I didn't see coming and that made it even better in my book! I'll definite watch for more books by this author.
- This was a first person account, which had me sitting on the edge of my seat at times...
- Such an emotional story.Gripping from the start. Loved the honesty, the betrail and the way the story transcends generations to tell the story.
- A fabulous historical World War 2 novel set in Hungary.
From the Author
LOVE IN A TIME OF WAR had a strange road to its creation. In September, I was working with an editor to complete a revision of my first novel, Mrs. Tuesday's Departure. After we'd finished, my editor and I began talking about Natalie's choices in the book, and what would have happened if she'd given herself a chance to fall in love again.
From there, I began writing, making changes to the manuscripts until Natalie found the love she believed was gone forever. Love in a Time of War is that story. I guess you'd say that this book has had both many drafts, and just one!
2) This would make a great film. Any talks of turning your book into a movie?
Not yet...but it would make a great film. I often imagine how it would play out in film form. World War Two films are so compelling because they show the human spirit at its best and worst.
3) If you could have dinner with one of your characters who would it be?
There is a very important dinner scene in the book between Natalie, Deszo, and Gunter. I would love to be a guest at that dinner. That was a pivotal scene in the story and the atmosphere was both beautiful and breathtaking.
4) What scene or bit of dialogue in the book are you most proud of and why?
When I created the new ending for LOVE IN A TIME OF WAR, I had to write a children's poem from Natalie to Mila. It is a charming and bittersweet poem that I hope conveys dearly Natalie thought of Mila as her own daughter.
5) What's up next for you?
I have two new novels coming out in 2014....
The first novel is set in Paris and asks the question: What would you do if you had one week to live?
The second novel is a murder mystery set in Moscow and reflects my years of living overseas.