Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Light After The War by Anita Abriel

Two friends who couldn’t be separated even by the war.

Vera and Edith had been friends since childhood.  

They escaped a train bound for Auschwitz, spent the remainder of the war working on a farm, moved to Naples, tried to settle in New York, then went to Caracas, Venezuela, and then went their separate ways.

In Naples they both found love and both lost love.

We follow both girls in their adventures and heartbreaks and find they never were separated from each other.

THE LIGHT AFTER THE WAR is actually based on the author's mother's life.

Ms. Abriel did a marvelous job of easily taking us from one time period to the next and making the story line very interesting. It is a story line that easily pulls you in and has you caring deeply about Vera and Edith.

Vera was sweet and Edith was fearless and ambitious.

If you need an uplifting book, THE LIGHT AFTER THE WAR will fit the bill.

heartbreaking but truly lovely journey shared with Vera and Edith that will require tissues at times, but also a lot of happy times.  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.


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    1. It is a beautiful read.

      Thanks for commenting, Marg.

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    1. Oh...it is excellent.

      ENJOY if you read it, Kathy, and thanks for your comment.

  3. What a good review. This is a time frame and also issue I like to read about. This definitely goes on my list of books to get in the future. (My current stack is toppling.)

    1. It is a marvelous read.

      I totally understand about a toppling stack of books, but we all seem to just keep on adding more wonderful titles. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Elizabeth.

  4. I always enjoy an uplifting book! Thanks for sharing.

    1. It was a beautiful, uplifting book.

      Thanks for your comment, Laurel.

  5. Great review! This cover is wonderful!

    1. Thanks, reeca.

      It is a great read.

      Thanks for commenting.

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    1. It was very good, Carole.

      Thank you for your comment.