Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Grayton Beach Affair

Today I am participating in the blog tour of the book The Grayton Beach Affair by James Harvey.

Christian Wolfe moved back to Germany in 1936. He had lived, gone to school, and worked in the United States, but he missed his home land. However, the Germany he returned to wasn't quite the same as he remembered. Despite his attempts to go unnoticed, his bravery and perfect English send him on a mission to rescue a German prisoner of war. He heads to the US in a submarine. During the few days he is attempting the rescue, he meets Maggie. His heart and life are changed by his experience with her.

This book combines history, war, and love. I learned some new things about World War II as I read this book, and I was happy that the author included some historical information at the back of the book to clarify facts. The book touches on large issues, such as race relations and perspectives of the war, but it also deals with the more day to day issues of the heart and soul.

If you like love stories mixed with history, this book is for you. If you want to learn more about World War II, you will find the unique perspectives presented in this book interesting. This is definitely a book for adults, as some parts are graphic. The balance between the love story and the war is well done in this book, so it will appeal to those just looking for a good love story.

I was given this book for free to review. My opinions are my own, and are not influenced by the receipt of the book.

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