Thursday, March 10, 2011

Book Review–Winter Garden


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!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I am so glad u liked it! You are right, it's not a happy ending kind of thing, but i thought it was such a captivating story. Next try "Magic Hour" also by Kristin Hannah. TOTALLY different tone and subject matter but also very, VERY good!