The Memory of Us by Camille di Maio. Published by Lake Union

At the outset of World War II, Julianne Westcott was the envy of all who knew her. The young Protestant girl had been born into old money and was blessed with good looks and all the fancy dresses she could buy. Everything changes, though, when she discovers she has a twin brother, born blind and deaf, institutionalized since death. Visiting her brother in secret, Julianne befriends Catholic groundskeeper, Kyle McCarthy. Kyle is attending seminary; his dream is to become a priest. He will take vows of celibacy, she knows her family will never approve of him, yet they are drawn together like moths to flame. They are torn between doing what they know they should and giving in to what they feel. But they may not have a choice as the war sets in and Britain comes under attack. This story had me torn in two, wondering if Kyle and Julianne would ever find happiness together amidst the terror and chaos of war


~ by cayocosta72 on March 24, 2016.

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