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Beautiful and Touching
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2017
In 1973, a young woman named Tina is trapped in an abusive marriage. Her one escape is her charitable work in a thrift store. One day she finds an old, unmailed letter in the pocket of a donated suit. The letter, written during WW2, is from a young man begging his sweetheart, Chrissie, to forgive him. Tina becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to the young couple-and makes up her mind to deliver the letter. This book tells two stories: Tina's and Chrissie's. It alternates between the 70s and the WW2 era. And ultimately Chrissie and Tina's fates become intertwined through a series of miraculous coincidences. What I loved about this book was it's poignancy and hopefulness. It was a sweet, often tragic story, but it also showed the strength and resilience of the two leading ladies. I read this book in two days, and was unable to put it down.