Midnight on the Marne

Midnight on the Marne by Sarah Adlakha

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


If you had a chance to go back in time and change one significant moment, would you do it? Keeping in mind, that your life may never be the same?

A parcel from America lands on Marcelle’s lap. A dairy that contains information she has never shared before, memories she does not remember but feels so close to her heart. Is old age playing tricks on her? Or has that occurred?

I am having a hard time expressing my feelings about this book. The first two halves are beautiful stories of survival, love, and courage. Such a strong set of characters, I cried when they cried, and my heart ached when their hearts were broken to pieces. I held my breath when they held to their lives by the strand of their hair… This novel was written in a manner that made me feel I was there, a part of their strange but loving circle. But let me tell you about the last part of the novel… the language and story were so intense, that I had full-body chills. I cried when George described his final moments with Philip.

“Midnight on the Marne” is beautiful work of fiction. It is different from many other WW novels due to its alternative timeline, which gives this novel a different direction. Thank you, NetGalley for a free and advanced copy of the novel.



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