Norma’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
I have never read a Genevieve Graham book before and when I was given the opportunity to read this one I was absolutely thrilled! I have always been quite partial to reading books with themes surrounding our Canadian history and with the setting and the different perspective of World War II that was written here was quite the welcome and refreshing read for me. I suspected that I was in for a treat while reading Come From Away and I most definitely was!
COME FROM AWAY by GENEVIEVE GRAHAM was an emotional, heart-warming and interesting Canadian Historical Romance novel that I found quite the fascinating read. The story captured the setting, time period, heartbreak and the difficulties surrounding the war perfectly and with the romance that develops we see a different side to the enemy.
GENEVIEVE GRAHAM delivers a well-paced and beautifully written story here with interesting, compelling, and believable characters that I found quite compassionate to read about. The story was told in alternating perspectives between Rudi and Grace and through Rudi’s story we really got a different understanding and look into the war. I really enjoyed the romance between our two main characters, Rudi and Grace.
In the end I thought this was a beautiful love story, vividly descriptive and really appreciated reading a part of our Canadian history! Would recommend!
Published on April 24, 2018
Thank you so much to NetGalley, Simon & Schuster Canada and Genevieve Graham for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review.
Come From Away is connected to Tides of Honor but can be read as a standalone. It was my first book by Genevieve Graham and I look forward to reading more. In Come From Away the lives of The Baker children are the focus here and we meet our main character Grace Baker.
Come From Away is an interesting and engaging story of love and war seen from a different angle with some Canadian history here. The angle and setting were very refreshing and I really enjoyed seeing a different perspective to WWII set in Canada. I loved the feeling we got from the setting and it really set the tone for the story.
Genevieve Graham does a good job weaving romance, war and Canadian history here with more focus on the romance that at times did feel a little melodramatic. She creates strong, likable and interesting characters and I enjoyed the dynamics between them all. I recommend for historical fiction lovers who like some romance to their stories.
Thank you NetGalley, Simon & Schuster Canada and Genevieve Graham for a copy to read and review.