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 fighting a war he doesn’t believe in, 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.
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||13 Years|
About the Author
Caroline Leech is a Scottish writer who moved to Texas for an adventure ten years ago. In addition to writing YA fiction, she blogs a lot, reads a lot, and almost always has an audiobook playing through her headphones. She lives in Houston with her husband and three teenage children. Wait for Me is her debut novel, and she can be found online at CarolineLeech.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The kind of story and characters who stick with you long after you finish reading. That was wonderful! A lush, romantic and completely engrossing story set in wartime Scotland. I went into this with no expectations and was instantly caught up in Lorna's story, the people who make up her family and small-town, and the German POW who quietly captures her heart. **For those concerned about this being a Nazi romance, it's not.**
A touching war story - well told. Caroline Leech's WWII romance, WAIT FOR ME, is filled with angst and empathy as enemies become friends - and fall in love - even as they are forced to face their own fears, prejudices, losses, and desires. Romance lovers will appreciate the slow burn of forbidden first love, while history lovers will be drawn to the detailed depictions of time and place and the unique setting. And everyone will love the characters - from Lorna's pluck to Nikki's cheerful desperation, from Jock's quiet strength to Paul's tragic kindness. WAIT FOR ME is a strong debut. The author, Caroline Leech, has an eye for romance, and and an elegant hand with detail - and suspense. A great YA read.