Friday, February 25, 2022

The Prisoner's WifeThe Prisoner's Wife by Maggie Brookes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

During WWII, Bill is a British soldier who has been captured by the Germans who is assigned to work on the family farm of Izzy, a Czech woman. While there, Bill and Izzy fall in love and are secretly married. Not wanting to be separated, they decide Izzy will disguise herself as a man to be with Bill. The story then focuses on what it's like to be a POW and the lengths they go to in order to make sure their secret is kept. Given the subject matter, this was definitely a heavy read (and truth be told, this is an advanced copy I've had from early 2020, and I haven't read it until now knowing it'd be emotional), but also showed a range of emotions as Bill and others try to protect Izzy and survive their circumstances.

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