About the Book
In this gripping WWII time-slip novel from the author whose books have been called “propulsive” and a “must-read” (Publishers Weekly), Grace Tonquin is an American Quaker who works tirelessly in Vichy France to rescue Jewish children from the Nazis. After crossing the treacherous Pyrénées, Grace returns home to Oregon with a brother and sister whose parents were lost during the war. Though Grace and her husband love Élias and Marguerite as their own, echoes of Grace’s past and trauma from the Holocaust tear the Tonquin family apart.
More than fifty years after they disappear, Addie Hoult arrives at Tonquin Lake, hoping to find the Tonquin family. For Addie, the mystery is a matter of life and death for her beloved mentor Charlie, who is battling a genetic disease. Though Charlie refuses to discuss his ties to the elusive Tonquins, finding them is the only way to save his life and mend the wounds from his broken past.
In My Opinion
With the split-time (or dual time) books becoming more popular, there are some authors who have become my go-to for this genre, and Melanie Dobson is one of them. The Winter Rose is another well-crafted, emotional story that drew me in and held me captive until the end.
This book is not a romance but it about love. It’s about the kind of love that forgives. The kind of love that stretches through decades. It’s about regrets and redemption and hope and healing. It’s about the people who impact our lives in ways that last. And it’s a book you should not miss.
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