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The Soldier’s Wife: A Book Review

March 12, 2012

I finished The Soldier’s Wife during my lunch break last Wednesday and was kind of at a loss for not being able to sit down and write a post right then and there.  Something about being at work.  I don’t know.

In any case, I had mixed feelings about this book by Margaret Leroy.  On the one hand, I adored her writing style.  It just oozed femininity and that perfect maternal voice, but on the other hand, I just wasn’t in love with the plot.

It’s about a woman living in Guernsey during the German occupation in WWII.  She falls in love with a German soldier, which is so predictable, but really it wasn’t the predictability that I was upset with, it was the fact that the book barely divulges much about their relationship.  They’re together this entire time, and in the end, I barely knew the guy!  Hard to get attached to a love story that’s never revealed.

Then there’s an entire side-plot that basically becomes more important than the affair.  Overall, I was disappointed in the plot.  And maybe slightly offended that anyone would compare it to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  I love that book too much for my own good.

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Have you read The Soldier’s Wife?

Any recommendations for my next read?

What’s your favorite book?

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  1. March 12, 2012 9:52 AM

    I have not read that book, and based on your review I am not sure I would want to now. I hate the way you describe it, what good is a love story without the love story????

    Oh and I can’t remember if I said this or not but congrats on the new job!! I would love to hear more about it 🙂

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