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Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2020
This was my Kindle First selection for July. I started it this morning, because my newspaper didn't come, and I have to read something with my hot tea. I was hooked; I found myself reading a bit more during work breaks, then telling my menfolk to order whatever they wanted, because I wasn't cooking, and finally finishing it while soaking in the tub.

The book is told from 3 points of view. The first is Beth, in 2007, the daughter of a WWII veteran. She's recently divorced, her mother died 2 years earlier, and she's had to put her father in an assisted living home. One day, her father asks her to go find a box of his things from the war, including photographs.

Beth's father's story is told, from about 1943 through 1948, as he finishes dental school, enlists in the army as a medic, and while he's stationed in Germany, ending with when Max meets Beth's mother.

The third story is Johanna, who designs airplanes and is a test pilot. Her story occurs from about 1943 through 1945.

The stories are skillfully woven together, with Beth learning about the people and places in her father's old photos, although Max was reluctant to speak of a blond woman who appears in only one photograph. As I said, the story drew me in. I don't write many reviews these days, but this one deserves a great rating.

(Note: I've read something else this author wrote, and very much enjoyed that, as well.)
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