Title: Landon & Shay by Brittainy C. Cherry
Series: L & S Duet #1
Release Date: October 30th 2019
Format: Kindle Edition (363 Pages)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
This story was amazing. I couldn’t put it down and it was one of the best historical fiction narratives I have read.
The story follows two related heroines: The life of Alina Dziak, who was a Polish teenager in the midst of the Nazi invasion. It follows her family along with her childhood love Tomasz as they hide and eventually try to escape to a non-occupied territory for safety. Second voice we follow is Alice, who is raising a 7 yr old autistic son Eddie and his 10 yr old sister Callie.
At first, I was trying to figure how what they had to do with each other, but rest assured that it would become readily evident. Both women are trying to remain strong and adaptable in an environment where so much is out of their control. Alice and Alina touched me and moved to tears. Their perseverance and how they handled life’s adversities were so admirable.
Many of us have read historical fictions but hearing the harrowing escapes and the ingenuity people use to evade the Nazi soldiers never gets old for me. It is a constant reminder of how hard people fought to survive despite how scared they were. The writing was so engaging, riveting and intense. There was such sadness and such happiness too. It always amazes me how resilient the human spirit truly is. I love this book, the message and ending gave me peace. I will recommend this book to anyone who loves Historical Fiction books like Amy Harmon’s novel From Sand and Ash. It’s on that level good.
*received e-book from Netgalley