Friday, January 27

Wait For Me by Caroline Leech

Wait For Me by Caroline Leech
Release Date: January 31, 2017   
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Age Group:  Young Adult
Pages: 384  

Summary:  The perfect blend of sweet romance and historical flavor, Wait for Me, from debut author Caroline Leech, brings a fresh new voice to a much-loved genre.

It’s 1945, and Lorna Anderson’s life on her father’s farm in Scotland consists of endless chores and rationing, knitting Red Cross scarves, and praying for an Allied victory. So when Paul Vogel, a German prisoner of war, is assigned as the new farmhand, Lorna is appalled. How can she possibly work alongside the enemy when her own brothers are risking their lives for their country?

But as Lorna reluctantly spends time with Paul, she feels herself changing. The more she learns about him—from his time in the war to his life back home in Germany—the more she sees the boy behind the soldier. Soon Lorna is battling her own warring heart. Loving Paul could mean losing her family and the life she’s always known. With tensions rising all around them, Lorna must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice before the end of the war determines their fate

My Thoughts: I’m honestly not much for historical fiction of any kind. I’ve read a bunch and only liked a few. But when I read the description of this one, it just pulled me in so I decided to give it a chance. And I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

We are introduced to Lorna who doesn't like German’s much. It’s not really surprising since her brothers are away fighting in the war. She just wants them back home to her safely. Lorna also has a best friend. I kind of liked her, I kind of didn’t. She just was kind of dense and I know back then it was more normal for the husband or soon to be husband to be in charge of things but it just bugged me.  Lorna herself was a strong character though and I’m glad that her friend did eventually come around. I also liked her family and the other characters.

Well Lorna is surprised when a German prisoner comes to work on her farm. He’s in charge of helping her with some of the duties and picking up where the last worker left off.
His name was Paul. I liked him so much from the get go. He sure wasn’t perfect physically or emotionally but I liked him instantly. Just something about him that drew me right in.

I really liked seeing how the town reacted to Paul’s appearance, not good. I liked seeing how having him there really impacted the people around him. But he wasn’t a bad guy at all!!!! And I liked the way him and Lorna got along. I was just really drew into this one even though its historical and wanted to know what would happen next.

If you like historical you’ll probably really like this one and if you're not sure, just give it a chance anyway, it might surprise you!
Overall:  I actually liked this one a lot. I think it rates between a 3.5 and 4 cupcake rating. It did have a few drawn out spots but I liked it a lot and finished it within a day!!!

Cover:  Like it. I think that’s one of the things that made me want to pick it up. I love how they are almost touching. CUTE!

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