Caroline flees war torn Europe with her sister Lore leaving their parents behind. Caroline's mother is Jewish and Hitler has taken power and the girls must flee to the United States for their safety. She has also left behind the love of her life. Walter.
Upon arriving in the States Caroline realizes she is pregnant and of course unwed since she was awaiting Walter's arrival. The girls ban together and plan to make life as best as they can, when Joel appears in the picture. Joel offers Caroline a husband and a name for her unborn child.
Caroline accepts and builds a new life with Joel. Lore also become part of their family and is always there when any crisis arises. Things are great but as always the secrets come out and Eve, Caroline's daughter is sad when the past is finally revealed.
Now Eve carries the secret burden of her father and his past. A new sister is now in the picture and will eventually find the truth that has been hidden and shaped this family's lives for many years.
This report prepared by Rebecca
This is the first book I have read written by Belva Plain. I will be looking forward to reading more! This book is the very touching and heartbreaking story of a young Jewish girl caught in the grips of the beginnings of World War II. Ms. Plain has captured her innermost feelings and heartbreaks. Many pages of the book are stained with my tears. It is a book you cannot forget.
This report prepared by Delight Comphel