This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Simon and Schuster
Released on April 23, 2018
Falling for the enemy is the haunting theme of this WWII Era Canadian Historical Romance. I’ve relished the way the author captures historical times and events while eliciting deeply emotional responses from me with each new book.
Come From Away is a standalone story, but it is closely-connected to Tides of Honour that tells the story of the previous generation of Bakers. I was ecstatic to see what came of Danny, Audrey, their three orphan boys and new baby. Grace was that baby and now it is her story and her brothers.
This was a poignant, complex, and gently paced enemies to lovers romance. I was captivated to be back amongst the Baker clan and the Nova Scotia setting. Getting both Rudi and Grace’s perspectives and how they came together was probably the most beautiful part of the story. The author created a fascinating and engaging backstory for Rudi that showed a different facet of the war to juxtapose what Grace is used to hearing. Grace must come to see Rudi as human, get past the lies he told to survive, and come to some sort of peace that he is a proud, honorable enemy who fought and killed her own people.
Alongside Grace and Rudi’s story, the reader is gifted the fantastic and well developed side character lines. A romance for one of her brothers, a loss and grief, and a brother who comes back wounded down to his soul from the horrors of war, and, of course to see a middle-aged Danny and Audrey with their grown children, their own abiding love, and their life all together through the dark days of war.
It was gently-paced, but the paces slipped by quickly as the story drew me in and kept me right there. It’s coming to the point where I’m convinced I’ll love pretty much anything this author publishes. Those who love authentic, but deeply emotional historical romances should definitely give this book a try.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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