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By the time Imogene Pennington reaches Japan in November, 1941, she knows her shipboard romance with Jimmy Yamashida has turned into love. An unlikely love to be sure - although they are both Christians, she is the daughter of an American plantation owner in the Philippines, and he the son of Japan's largest shipbuilder. Young and naive, when they part in Yokohama, they vow to remain faithful, never suspecting their love will be tested almost beyond human endurance. When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and then Manila, Imogene knows her romance is doomed. Can Imogene ever overcome her feelings of betrayal? Can her faith be restored in God - or in the man she loved?
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Dark Side Of The Sun based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
When I first saw the Dark Side of the Sun I was reluctant to read it because it is an event from WW11 that so few people discuss let alone acknowledge. I didn't know how on earth Rachel Druten could pull this off with a happy ending. In the beginning on the ride where Imogene and Jimmy meet I kept holding my breath because there is this dark shadow that we know is coming but the characters in the book have no idea. I loved all the characters but I would be lying if I didn't say that miss Goldie was my absolute favorite. We see that our two main characters learn to trust in God through all things and I really loved how God was able to use Jimmy to do good even though he was in the Japanese military against his will. The only real criticism I have of this book is the fact that the ending was extremely rushed and in truth this should have been a much longer book too much is simply glazed over in the end. This is one of the most compelling war stories I have read in recent years and it is the best in this series. While it has faults I would nevertheless encourage people to pick this up. Something else that I appreciated was that in addition to all the obstacles this book had an interracial romance which would certainly not have been too well accepted in many circles in those days but ironically even today there are not many Christian books that have interracial couples so I liked the idea that God enables us to look into someone's heart not their race.
Excellant regarding ww2 americans interred in a japenese camp. Very little violence. It helps to understand both sides. Please enjoy