We get a close look at France in 1914 during the first World War as Aurelie finds her life turned on end when her family's castle is overtaken by the German forces. Her loyalties are tested and she endures more than she thought she was capable of withstanding.
We also get an insiders view of France during 1942 and the second World War. Marguerite "Daisy" Villon never knew her parents and was raised by her grandmother. Daisy's husband becomes more involved with the Germans, while Daisy finds herself becoming a part of the Resistance.
Fast forward to France in 1964. Barbara "Babs" Langford has not recovered from the death of her husband Kit and cannot imagine a way forward in her life. Then she receives an unexpected letter with questions regarding her husband and his relationship with the French spy "Le Fleur". Having felt the shadow of Le Fleur over her entire marriage, Babs travels to France to gain some closure to this painful part of her life and perhaps help solve the mystery of Le Fleur's whereabouts.
I loved immersing myself in all three stories and watching them come together throughout the novel. I think for me the theme that all these women were stronger than they initially thought they were, resonated deeply. To watch the transformation each character goes through was inspiring. I hope Williams, Willig and White continue writing together for quite some time.
I received this book courtesy of William Morrow Harper Collins through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.