Distant Signs by Anne Richter
Publication Date: November 7, 2019
Neem Tree Press
Hardcover; 240 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Saga
A very beautiful story as told in first person by the author 1st person is my favorite genere.
This a very deep read and thought provoking detail about GDR, the post war and the fall of the wall in Berlin.
I well remember when the wall came down in Berlin and the political aspects that surrounded it. I was 21 that year. I couldn't imagine how the people of Germany felt about that after being separated for a long time.
I think I really liked the scene that opens in the beginning. The relationship between Ann and her father sort of reminds me of my dad's and mine. But I dont think I'd ever dared what she did. I applaud her. My dad would have disowned me if I did that or probably slapped my face.
Margaret and Hans I really admired and liked them. If two people really love each other does it matter what background they're from? I mean, isn't what is inside the heart count?
I guess secrets always do come out eventually. I think it would eat you up inside to keep secrets like that. I know it would me.
This book is a slow read but I guarantee you will learn quite a bit from this story. It's the reason I love historical fiction.
My mom grew up in the 60's. I was born in the late 60's so I pretty much missed all of that.
My thanks to the author for a copy of this book. NO compensations were received. All opinions are my own.