There is something about Tracy Groot's writing that is spellbinding. Honestly, it always seems to take me a chapter or two to get into her novels, but once I am in I am IN. Tracy Groot writing makes you feel the intensity of the situation, even though this happened long ago. You feel as if you are living in those moments, desperate to know the outcome. What is so impressive about her writing is that she doesn't use all sorts of words to make you feel the depth of emotions. She doesn't describe the carnage or romantic love or loss. Instead, somehow as she tells her stories you feel all these things with a depth unusual for a novel. Her writing is so on-point that you are seeing and living the experience without all the "fluff language" of other authors.
When I had to put the book down to do other things I found myself thinking about it and thinking about the history. She makes me want to learn more about Dunkirk and about WWII.
This beautiful and gripping novel is for any reader. I love that Tracy Groot is a Christian writer and wrote this book in a way that I could give it to a non-believer and I know it would be a seed-planter. Clare's words to Williams arrest your heart and stay with you.
While there are multiple characters they weave together in such a way that you are not distracted by them but desire them all to be well at the novels end. You won't want to miss this book or any of her other previous books.
I received this book free from the publishers. All opinions express are my own.