Sunday, November 6, 2016
WWII history brought to life -- Remembering You
Remembering You is a touching story written a few years ago by Tricia Goyer.
The story brings to life some of the details of WWII, one of Tricia's passions in her writing. It is also a story about the love between generations in a family and about REALLY listening to each other. There are moments that are difficult to witness and others that are very tender and touching. There is a romantic element, but it seems to be secondary to some of the other themes.
I really enjoyed this moving story and highly recommend it to anyone interested in WWII history.
About the Book:
Television producer Ava Ellington cannot refuse her grandfather's last wish--that she accompany him to Europe on a tour of World War II battle sites. Ava has little interest in historical battles, but this may be her last chance to break down the barriers that have grown up between them, and she sets off, camera in hand, ready to record and report on their journey. She and Grandpa Jack are greeted in Paris by Paul, her grandpa's best friend, and his grandson Dennis. The Dennis who just happens to be Ava's first love.
History comes alive as the group travels across Europe--from the romantic sights of Paris to the bleak battlefields of Belgium to the Austrian labor camp these men liberated so many years before--and Ava sees a side of her grandfather she's never known before. As he shares his memories of those bitter days on the battlefield, she begins to understand how his experiences in the war made him the man he is today.
Throughout the journey, Ava and Dennis are drawn together in ways neither of them expected. Can their memories of the past lead to a bright new future?
About the Author
Tricia Goyer is the award-winning author of twenty-five books, many of them set during the World War II era. She has interviewed more than one hundred war veterans to make her stories come alive for her readers. Tricia and her husband, John, have four children and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Read more at triciagoyer.com.