Hardship and loyalty in wwii
This novel ties together an american family and the sons who enlisted to serve and a dutch family whose son then daughter became pen pals with the younger son. the hardships experienced by the dutch under nazi occupation and the activities of the resistance bring that history to the reader. also the history involved with allied bombing is an integral part of the story. i think a reader does not need to be a fan of wwii history to be able to enjoy this book!