I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … I love to read. Unfortunately, I don’t get as much time to read these days as I’d like so I tend to be more selective about what I read. When I do manage to carve out some time, I try and read books written by my fellow South African authors as there is a wonderful pool of talent to dip into.
Some time ago I read Dear Julia by the lovely Romy Sommer. It’s been a while since I’ve read anything not set in this century but I loved this read! Set in post World War II England, this book brings you the story of Rosalie and William. Rosalie’s bright, bubbly personality makes you fall in love with her instantly and William’s damaged war hero makes you want to rescue him.
Rosalie is the eternal optimist who sees all the joy the world has to offer. Despite having lived through a war she still maintains that “rose tinted” view of the world. William, on the other hand, has seen the devastation and havoc war can wreak and he wants no part of it anymore. The war has broken something in him and he’s not sure he cares enough to fix it. When Rosalie engineers a meeting things don’t go well but she refuses to give up.
Can Rosalie reach William and heal his broken spirit? Will love conquer all? I highly recommend reading this book to find out.
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