Men leaving, women hoping, both wanting to return to normal, but.......WW II was on the verge of beginning.
Millie, Grace, and Babe were the best of friends and endured the time while their husbands were gone. They passed the time writing letters to them and waiting for letters in return. Two weeks passed without any word from their husbands and that could only mean one thing. When the Telegram from the War Department arrived, it confirmed their worst nightmare.
The book was nostalgic, poignant, and filled with emotions you definitely became a part of. You will be able to follow the women through their daily lives.....one with her man who came back and two who had to carry on alone. The author allows you to see what life was like family wise and economic wise during the post-war era.
I always enjoy historical fiction, and Next to Love won't disappoint you in terms of feeling as if you are with the characters as they suffer, remember, love, and continue their lives after the war.
My rating is a HUGE 5/5. Feldman is an extraordinary, detailed writer….I hope you will enjoy the book as much as I did...it was wonderful.