Sunday, May 20, 2012

Love in the Time of War

Title: Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
Author: Kristina McMorris
Genre: Historical Fiction
Sub-genre: women's fiction, romance, adventure
Pages:  437
Published: 2012
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
ISBN: 0758246854
Reader's Annotation: America's entrance into World War II changes the lives of two families forever through the eyes of two cultures seemingly two worlds apart.
Summary: Maddie, a talented violinist, headed for Julliard, falls in love with Lane, a Japanese-America and in that blind love, marries him. Through the book, McMorris, gives the reader a view of families caught in the upheaval in the days and years following Pearl Harbor
My Evaluation: Wow... what a book. Could not put it down! I won this book via Sarah Jio's site and I waited to read it. Ms. McMorris weaves a tale of three young people at America's entrance to WWII giving accurate and rich details that makes you fall in love with the characters. I ended up cheering for them when they succedded and crying when they had problems. There was only one downside to the book (see after next line). However baring this one downside, the book is excellent and couldn't wait to find and read her other book. She's an amazing writer. It was a little hard to go back and forth between several different view points but once I got use to it after a couple of chapters, it flowed amazingly.!
I was extremely unhappy with Ms. McMorris having Lane die! I couldn't believe after all that both he and Maddie went through to be together, she killed him! Granted he died a hero but still!

Rating:  5 out of 5