I found the story to be bittersweet but truth. Without the author knowing, there was even a small details that made it even more realistic to my eyes, my mother too was born under wartime, like Stefan’s younger daughter, and she was a redhead too, and for that reason the German soldiers who were occupying our hometown were more keen to give her some treats, cause she remembered them of the daughters they left at home.
R.A. Padmos is not trying to tell a fairy tale, she doesn’t invent some prince charming arriving on a white horse to rescue his lover; Stefan and Adri are ordinary men, not wealthy enough to believe to be above the common law, not daring, or stupid, enough to be able to leave everything behind and running alone towards the horizon. Stefan and Adri’s love is heartbreaking, without chance and often tragic. But it’s a story that many should read, cause beyond the bittersweetness, you could taste also the authenticity and strength of it.
Publisher: Manifold Press (April 12, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Unspoken
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