Love is one of the most powerful things on earth. It can move mountains, change lives, and forever alter the course of history.
The Things We Cannot Say, By Kelly Rimmer, was published in 2019. In our time, Alice has a lot on her hands. While her husband is constantly working, Alice is taking care of their children, one of whom has autism. She is also visiting her grandmother, whose death is only a matter of time.
Her grandmother keeps rambling in her native language of Polish about a past that is unknown to Alice. Unable to ignore the growing questions, she travels to Poland on a fact-finding mission.
Flashing back to World War II, Alina is young and in love. She and her fiance envision a bright future. The only barrier is his education. Then the Nazis invade and everything changes. Forced to put everything on hold except for surviving, Alina has to make decisions that will forever take her life and her family in unexpected directions.
Wow. This book is amazing. Rimmer writing is compelling and powerful. The thing that I was reminded of was the brutality of the invaders. Like all occupying armies, the first thing they did was to remove anyone who could have rallied the citizenry against them. Once that roadblock was out of the way, they could proceed as previously planned.
Do I recommend it? Absolutely.
The Things We Cannot Say is available wherever books are sold.
You must be logged in to post a comment.