At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

From the Publisher:

In this new novel from the author of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen again demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces. At the Water’s Edge is a gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman’s personal awakening as she experiences the devastations of World War II in a Scottish Highlands village.

Madeline Hyde, a young socialite from Philadelphia, reluctantly follows her husband and their best friend to the tiny village of Drumnadrochit in search of a mythical monster—at the same time that a very real monster, Hitler, wages war against the Allied Forces. What Maddie discovers—about the larger world and about herself—through the unlikely friendships she develops with the villagers, opens her eyes not only to the dark forces that exist around her but to the beauty and surprising possibilities.

My Review:

This book is one of those that has a relatively slow story where not a lot happens, but the author does such a great job of developing the story and characters that you just can’t put it down. I thoroughly enjoyed it even though it is not my normal favorite type of book. Try it. You won’t be disappointed. 🙂

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.


Author: Barb

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