The Wife’s Promise: A totally escapist WWII historical fiction novel by Kate Hewitt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Two lifetimes apart, Alice and Jane reside at an old vicar’s house. The house welcomes both women with cold walls and shatters their dreams for the future. But in a long run, the same walls of an old vicarage give the women strength to move forward with new life purposes, new goals for the future, and finally – find happiness at heart.
The story sheds the lite on women’s life after a major move from the comfortable environments that they have known and spent all their lives living. Each woman struggles with their new identity as a wife/mother/homemaker. I was rooting for both women throughout the novel, and in all honesty – had strong doubts that Jane will make it thru. Alice’s timeline was rough to read thru as well, but it made me so happy to see her turn her sorrows into something positive. I admire the strong and perceptive woman she grew into.
If you have enjoyed reading other historical fiction taking place during WWII, then you simply must read this emotional and brilliantly written story. It’s a completely gripping story of love, regrets, and harsh realities.
Thank you, NetGalley for a free and advanced copy of the novel.
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