I just finished reading “Winter Garden” by Kristin Hannah. My friend, Rachie, is an avid reader and she’s read a bunch of Kristin Hannah’s books and recommended it to me. I read it without having any idea of what it was about.
This book is pretty intense, to say the least. It’s a book that made me want to go hug my daughter and husband while I read it and I cried more than once while reading it. That probably had a little to do with my situation with my husband going to a warzone soon.
This book has two stories interwoven throughout it, which is neat. One takes place during present day, one takes place in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia during WWII. I absolutely love historical fiction, and I love that the historical part of this book was written from a woman’s point of view.
I would definitely recommend this book. It isn’t exactly an uplifting story, but I think it’s a story that needs to be told because I feel that, while it is a fictitious story, there is more than a little truth to it. It was an exhilarating and emotional read, and I didn’t want to put the book down.
Thanks, Rach, for the great recommendation!