Wow, I think for the first time in a while I'm done with a book that has just left me in awe. I loved this one.
I almost immediately was connected with Sophie, through the entire book I could feel her emotions. Fear, love, disgust, happiness, longing this book has it all. And it's not just Sophie that I connected with. I loved Cole and was almost as attached to him as I was Sophie. The other main characters (the bad guys) were also just as well written, and although I didn't want to connect to the bad guys I think I did anyway.
The story takes off with a bang (almost literally) and while there was a short lull in the action it really keeps you going. I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next, and I didn't have to wait long to find out. The ending to the story was a bit predictable, but the path taken to get there was anything but. I couldn't have imagined some of the twists until the happened.
This was such an easy book for me to get lost in. I was so connected with what was going on I could see it as if I were right there in the story.
I'm surprised I've never heard of Dorothy Garlock, as she's written many titles, but I'm glad I've found her. I will be picking up more from her in the future. I have a lot of catching up to do with her...
Set during WWII, Sophie Heller's family faces prejudice from some town citizen's who believe the Heller's German ethnic background automatically makes them Nazi's. Cole Ambrose comes back to Victory to teach math at the high school, and champion's Sophie and her family. A nice love story, with a more contemporary setting for this author. Very good.
I ordered this book because i am from Illinois and wanted to read a story based from my home area that i am familiar with. This is a wonderful story about a family who comes to America and encounters much discrimination when they move to Illinois. I loved this book. It was another of Ms. Galocks perfectly paced and well written stories that i have come to expect and never am dissappointed to read.
Dorothy Garlock at her best. A great combination of romance, American History and suspense. Dorothy is a master of character portrayal and she does a terrific job in "The Moon Looked Down". A Great Read.
I've been a Dorothy Garlock fan for years and LOVE most of her books. This one fell decidedly short for me. I felt that I had to "trudge" through this book.
Beautiful love story of tough times for German immigrants in America during WWII.