Flew through this book this weekend! Crossing the Borders of Time is an incredibly romantic memoir about a young pair of star crossed lovers separated in WWII. Shut UP, right!?
First things first, I’m not spoiling a thing for you. Trust that this is extremely well written, told through the voice of the heronine’s daughter, who happens to be a writer for the NYT and other major publications. So the voice the story is told in is excellent.
Secondly, I actually learned a ton about WWII that I didn’t know, and I wouldn’t call myself someone who is historically ignorant in these types of things (I know the difference between the Treaty of Versaille and the Geneva Convention) but I actually learned a ton about France’s role in the war post occupation. It was all sunshine and heroes and sexy resistance fighters, let me tell you that.
Third, you know those books where you almost get frustrated because the characters just keep barely missing each other and you almost want to throw the book across the room (like I did the first time I read Gone with the Wind, and declared it a giant waste of time because it didn’t end how I wanted it to end)? This is one of those books :)