The Captain’s Wife

The Captain’s Wife by Norma Curtis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A beautiful and heartbreaking story about lost love, forgiveness, and family secrets.

Al, a retired Navy Captain, came back to the valley that he left sixty-five years prior. At last, he was ready to face the truth and hear of the events that broke his heart so many years ago. As he turned the last bend, the reality shocked him to the gore. In the place of the village now stood a lake. And just like that his hopes were once again wiped away.

I can’t express the anger and heartbreak I felt while reading this novel. Al’s lack of patience made him jump to a conclusion that resulted in a terrible chain of events that felt over Erin. The dreams she once had were crashed. And she was left to pick up the broken pieces and built a different future. To be completely honest, I fully supported her decision in the end. The past should be left in the past.

This was a wonderful story, a great lesson. It touched my soul, and I will remember this story for a long time. Great writing and a welsh history presented in the novel made this a very enjoyable read. Thank you NetGalley and Bookoture for a free and advanced copy of the novel.

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