Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Wait for Me by Caroline Leech

Sponsored post: I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Wait for Me
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Wait for Me by Caroline Leech

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wait for Me “Yes, he was quite nice really. For a German.”

This was a YA historical romance story, set during World War II.

Lorna was an interesting character, and she clearly worked hard on her father’s farm and made sacrifices.

The storyline in this was about a German prisoner of war (Paul) being sent to work on Lorna’s father’s farm, and Lorna slowly coming around to the idea after initially disliking it. We got a slow attraction forming between Lorna and Paul, but the pace was a bit too slow for me and there wasn’t a whole lot romance really, just a slow ‘I’m slowly getting to know you’ type of attraction instead. We did also get storylines involving Lorna’s brothers, her best friend, and the prejudice that Paul faced from the villagers, but the book didn’t hold my interest very well really.

The ending to this was pretty happy, and I was satisfied with the way things turned out.

6 out of 10

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