At 18, Hiroko faces an unfamiliar culture and racial prejudice when she arrives to attend college in America. Her American cousins and Peter, their Caucasian friend, help her adapt to her new life, but nothing can prepare them for what follows the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Suddenly viewed as enemies, Japanese residents and even U.S. citizens of Japanese descent are deprived of jobs, property, and freedom and sent to internment camps. Secretly married to Peter before he enters the army, Hiroko endures many hardships and losses in the camps. Believing Peter to be missing in action, she returns to Japan after the war only to discover that her entire family has perished. At this bleakest moment in her life, Peter reappears, providing the promise of a happy future. Although it may be predictable, this novel is a reminder of a shameful episode in American history that should not be forgotten.
LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW
Excellent story set during World War II when some American citizens who happened to be Japanese were placed in interment camps. A love story that has a happy ending...
Danielle Steel has done it again!
In her thirty-eigth bestselling novel,Danielle Steel creates a powerful. moving portrayal of families devided,lives shattered,and a nation torn apart by prejudice during a shamful episode in recent American history.
i thought it was good. you really felt for the character.