Thursday, May 14, 2015
War is hell an often leaves people scarred and victimized even if they never saw combat. Freddie Watson is on holiday, clearly struggling with the loss of of his adored older brother who was lost in combat in World War 1. While driving, he crashes and meets a girl who captivates and causes him to look outside his depression and investigate her whereabouts. *** Spoiler alert*** The Winter Ghosts is so well written, so compelling, so thoughtful, and full of suspense, for me it's an instant classic. Kate Mosse teases the reader, her slow and simmering build to where worlds collide and Freddie is able to put his ghosts to rest. War is the age all demon that destroys humanity, leaving nothing but the wreckage of ruined lives behind. When Fabrisa writes, "We are who we are because of who we choose to love and because of who we love.", says it all. War may try to wipe out someone's existence, destroy culture, and kill, but as long as they are loved, their soul survives.
Carole P. Roman