Thursday, May 4, 2017

Catching The Wind By: Melanie Dobson

Back of the Book

What happened to Brigitte Berthold?

That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was thirteen, when he and ten-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte after the war, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than seventy years.

Now a wealthy old man, Daniel’s final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an American journalist working in London. He believes Quenby’s tenacity to find missing people and her personal investment in a related WWII espionage story will help her succeed where previous investigators have failed. Though Quenby is wrestling her own demons—and wary at the idea of teaming up with Daniel’s lawyer, Lucas Hough—the lure of Brigitte’s story is too much to resist. Together, Quenby and Lucas delve deep into the past, following a trail of deception, sacrifice, and healing that could change all of their futures.

My Thoughts

Gripping, from the first word to the last.  Not to often do I find a novel that leaves me speechless with it's amazing writing, outstanding plot, and perfect characters, but this book is it.  Catching The Wind is a must read that will give you new perspective and insight into WWII, and the bonds from the era that are never broken.  Both Daniel and Brigitte's stories are touching, overwhelming and soul changing.  I will never look at WWII the same, and while the time frame is full of horrible grief, Melanie Dobson has found a perfect way to show that grief without burying you in it.  I will most definitely be reading this book again.

I was given a complementary copy of this novel by the publisher.

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