MY REVIEW OF “CHRISTMASTIME 1943” “A Love Story” by Linda Mahkovec
I enjoyed reading “Christmastime 1943” “A Love Story” by Linda Mahovec. I eagerly await the next book in the series.
The genres for this book are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Romance and Historical Fiction. The story continues as World War Two intensifies. Many men are at the home front, and businesses open up with opportunities for women. It is almost Christmas in 1943, and for many women and men it is a lonely time.
Lillian and the boys miss Charles who is out at sea fighting in the European theater. Lillian decides that she and the boys should get out of the city and visit her sister.
The author describes her characters having a vast arrange of emotions at this devastating time. Some are frightened and afraid, depressed, and others are brave and courageous.
Lillian volunteers teaching drawing and art skills at the hospital, hoping to cheer injured soldiers.
Linda Mahkovic introduces us to Charles’ family who lives on a farm. Charles’ sister is a widow, and her boys are at the front. One son has died, and the farm is being run by Charles’ sister, her daughters and an older man. To save the farm, the family uses Prisoners of War, from Germany to tend to the many tasks as fixing fences, and helping with the chores. One of the daughters is appalled that the family is using German prisoners, the same ones that killed her brother.
As Christmas nears,everyone tries to be cheery and hopeful. With rationing and it very hard to get supplies, they make the best of it.
Linda Mahkovec has an amazing way of writing the many layers, and describing the characters, the events, and the times.
The author describes the importance of family, friends, neighbors, love, faith and hope. I would highly recommend this book to readers of Fiction and Historical Fiction. I received a copy of this book for my honest review. Happy Reading!