Monday, July 3
Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson
What happened to Brigitte Berthold?
That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was thirteen, when he and ten-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte after the war, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than seventy years.
Now a wealthy old man, Daniel’s final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an American journalist working in London. He believes Quenby’s tenacity to find missing people and her personal investment in a related WWII espionage story will help her succeed where previous investigators have failed. Though Quenby is wrestling her own demons—and wary at the idea of teaming up with Daniel’s lawyer, Lucas Hough—the lure of Brigitte’s story is too much to resist. Together, Quenby and Lucas delve deep into the past, following a trail of deception, sacrifice, and healing that could change all of their futures.
From the very start of this book, I absolutely could not put it down. The story spans numerous decades, and as in any good story, there must be villains and their victims. It was extremely hard at times to figure out who to trust.
A series of unsolved mysteries, unbelievable loss and heartache, and the timeless devotion and loyalty between childhood friends separated through traumatic circumstances ... it is all this and so much more. The characters have no idea what may transpire and where their lives will be taken along this journey. I give this incredible story a huge thumbs up!
Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.