Trudy's Promise Author:Marcia Preston An act of desperation divides a mother and her child. Only an act of faith can reunite them. — Trudy Hulst has no idea if her husband survived his attempted escape past the newly constructed Berlin Wall. But she knows too well the consequences of his actions. Now branded the wife of a defector, she faces a life in prison. With no real choice, she... more » is forced to follow, praying she can find a way to claim their child once she's in West Berlin.
Trudy survives a harrowing break for freedom...only to learn her husband was shot during his escape. Terribly alone, she wanders the wall like a ghost, living for brief glimpses of her son, now out of reach behind barbed wire and armed soldiers. Desperate to regain her child, Trudy begins a journey that leads her to America, where she continues an odyssey of hope to find her son.« less
This book was outstanding. I finished it in record time.Not only is it aq story of a mother's love and determination, it also gives the reader terrific historical background of the cold war and the Berlin Wall.Definitely a 5 star book.
I thoroughly enjoy Preston's books. She writes a good story, without being graphic. The story about the Berlin wall is heartwrenching and doesn't need to be elaborated for one to wonder how they would handle it. So many issues: seperating families, political beliefs and how far does anyone go for either.