1961: Born on the day that WW2 broke out, 21-year-old Fay Knox cannot remember her early childhood in London, before she moved to a Norfolk village with her mother, Kitty. Though she has seen a photograph of her father, she does not recall him either. He died, she was told, in an air raid, and their house destroyed along with all their possessions. Why then, on a visit to Paris on tour with her orchestra, does a strange series of events suggest that she spent the war there instead? There is only one clue to follow, an address on the luggage label of an old canvas satchel. But will the truth hurt or heal?
1937: Eugene Knox, a young American doctor, catches sight of 19-year-old Kitty Travers on the day she arrives in Paris, and cannot get her out of his mind. She has come to study the piano at the famed Conservatoire, and lodges at a convent near Notre Dame. Eugene and Kitty will fall in love, marry and have a daughter, but France's humiliating defeat by Germany is not far behind, and the little family must suffer life under Nazi occupation. Some Parisians keep their heads down and survive, others collaborate with the enemy while others resist. The different actions of Eugene, Kitty and their friends will have devastating consequences that echo down the generations.
* I've got this book from NetGalley in exchange of a honest review*
Well, firstly, I would like to start with a fact, that I love reading stories related with WWI or WWII. So I was eager to start reading this book. However I wasn't impressed with a writing style, because I had to force myself to read it and honestly, I felt bored most of the time and it took me ages to finish this book.
Secondly the characters were flat and boring. There were almost nothing that made me care about what will happen to them. Maybe, it was because author chose to tell what they felt instead of showing.
Of course, I can't say that it was utterly impossible to read. There were several parts, that I really enjoyed, but that wasn't enough to give a bigger rating.
Maybe it just wasn't for me so you should give it a try if you like historical fiction.