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`Read Pdf ⚫ Across the Winding River ⚣ A woman unlocks the mystery of her father s wartime past in a moving novel about secrets, sacrifice, and the power of love by the bestselling author of Daughters of the Night SkyBeth Cohen wants to make the most of the months she has left with her elderly father, Max His only request of his daughter is to go through the long forgotten box of memorabilia from his days as a medic on the western front Then, among his wartime souvenirs, Beth finds a photograph of her father with an adoring and beautiful stranger a photograph worth a thousand questionsIt waswhen Max was drawn into the underground resistance by the fearless German wife of a Nazi officer Together, she and Max were willing to risk everything for what they believed was right Ahead of them lay a dangerous romance, a dream of escape, and a destiny over which neither had controlBut Max isn t alone in his haunting remembrances of war In a nearby private care home is a fragile German born woman with her own past to share Only when the two women meet does Beth realize how much to her father there is to know, all the ways in which his heart still breaks, and the closure he needs to heal it Psychology: Themes and Variations sacrifice Complete Hungarian and the power of love by the bestselling author of Daughters of the Night SkyBeth Cohen wants to make the most of the months she has left with her elderly father Goldie and Her Bears (Mischievous Fairy Tales, Max His only request of his daughter is to go through the long forgotten box of memorabilia from his days as a medic on the western front Then Blood Dance (The Lost Lansdale among his wartime souvenirs Paul: The Founder of Christianity Beth finds a photograph of her father with an adoring and beautiful stranger a photograph worth a thousand questionsIt waswhen Max was drawn into the underground resistance by the fearless German wife of a Nazi officer Together Goldilocks Conditions she and Max were willing to risk everything for what they believed was right Ahead of them lay a dangerous romance Roswitha Und Conrad Celtes (Classic Reprint) a dream of escape Earthling and a destiny over which neither had controlBut Max isn t alone in his haunting remembrances of war In a nearby private care home is a fragile German born woman with her own past to share Only when the two women meet does Beth realize how much to her father there is to know Vollstrecker der Königin - Der Baeldin-Mord all the ways in which his heart still breaks Vollstrecker der Königin - Der Baeldin-Mord and the closure he needs to heal it Some Knee Jerk Reactions and Questionable Medical IssueI have some issues with this book, but let me talk about story basics and the good parts first.This World War II contemporary story contains three strands that interweave and sometimes touch It is one of those novels that has long flashbacks with a contemporary framework that pulls it all together In an unusual move, there are two past strands, and they begin at slightly different times, one just before all out world war and one when the w Some Knee Jerk Reactions and Questionable Medical IssueI have some issues with this book, but let me talk about story basics and the good parts first.This World War II contemporary story contains three strands that interweave and sometimes touch It is one of those novels that has long flashbacks with a contemporary framework that pulls it all together In an unusual move, there are two past strands, and they begin at slightly different times, one just before all out world war and one when the war is well underway In 2007, Beth s father is 90 years old and dying One of his wishes is to go through his memorabilia box from World War II with her, something he had never done when she was growing up A photo of him with a pretty, pregnant young German woman raisesquestions than answers for both Beth and Max He never knew what happened to the woman or the child, and he wants closure before the end We see flashbacks from Max s perspective as well as through the eyes of the sister of the woman in the photograph It takes a while for these storylines to dovetail and provide answers, but the author writes with heart and the book delivers on the feels in all the separate strands of the storyline You can t help but want Max to find closure before his passing, even though it will be a difficult road no matter how it all eventually shakes out I do have some small quibbles, though Some of what is written does feel like knee jerk reactions to the horrors of Nazism rather than the nuanced, personalized reactions that would truly make the time come alive, seeing the complex issues that arose for different people, but the story is still written artfully Also, as an RN, I cannot believe that a doctor would give a man prognosis based on blood pressure and liver tests Good doctors shy away from prognoses in general, and a few blood tests and other bad numbers certainly do not equate to a certain amount of time being left in a person s life, even if he is 90 years old I did feel at times, too, that this story had too much telling rather than showing, which I am never a fan of There s a reason why there s an adage in writing that authors are supposed to show, not tell It makes foremotional immediacy as we get wrapped up living the story through the characters This can t happen when we are just told All in all, though, this was a compelling read.I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.My book blog Beth Cohen s dad Max is 90 and living in an aged care home and one day he asked his daughter to find a box containing his mementos from his time serving as a medic during WW II Of course she has a look at the contents of the box and she discovers a photo of her dad with a pretty pregnant woman and the lady isn t her mother 1944 Max finished his dental training he decided to serve his country and joined the army as a medic While stationed in Germany he met a young married woman called Margaret Beth Cohen s dad Max is 90 and living in an aged care home and one day he asked his daughter to find a box containing his mementos from his time serving as a medic during WW II Of course she has a look at the contents of the box and she discovers a photo of her dad with a pretty pregnant woman and the lady isn t her mother 1944 Max finished his dental training he decided to serve his country and joined the army as a medic While stationed in Germany he met a young married woman called Margarethe, they had a very short romantic relationship, after the war ended he tried to find her, he couldn t, he had no idea what happened to Metta and her baby Older Max had one wish he would like Beth to find out what happened to Metta and her baby After 60 years Beth doesn t like her chances of finding them and her dad doesn t even know her last name.Johanna Patterson is Metta s older sister, during WW II engineer in Germany she designed and flew planes Post war Germany was a mess, people lost contact with each other during the chaos and it was difficult to find someone missing Both Max and Johanna separately spent over two years trying to find Margarethe and they had no luck eventually they had no choice and moved on with their lives All three main characters stories are connected, you have Max who knows his time is running out and he wants closure Beth has recently divorced and wants to make the most of her time that she has left with her dad and let him rest in peace knowing what happened to his first love Metta Johanna has married again she no longer lives in Germany and after 60 years still wants to find her beloved sister.Across The Winding River s plot is based around Max, Metta s and Johanna s experiences during WW II it s a gripping dual timeline story about war, love, loss, sacrifice, destiny, persistence and finding closure I enjoyed really enjoyed the book, four stars from me, I will share my review on Goodreads, NetGalley, Twitter, Australian , Kobo and my blog I loved this book, it was wonderful to read I just couldn t put it down The chapters were short and split into different time lines, present day and 1942, 1944 It was interesting and at times sad It was the first book I ve read by this author but, I have already downloadedof her books from kindle unlimited A book you can lose yourself in. Find this and other reviews at can t remember what I expected going into Aimie K Runyan s Across the Winding River, but the novel surpassed my expectations and surprised me in a variety of ways.I am a historical fiction reader and usually appreciate the historical storylines of dual narrativesthan the modern ones Across the Winding River, however, proved an exception thanks to the emotional arc Runyan gifted Beth The vulnerability she exudes pu Find this and other reviews at can t remember what I expected going into Aimie K Runyan s Across the Winding River, but the novel surpassed my expectations and surprised me in a variety of ways.I am a historical fiction reader and usually appreciate the historical storylines of dual narrativesthan the modern ones Across the Winding River, however, proved an exception thanks to the emotional arc Runyan gifted Beth The vulnerability she exudes pulls on the heartstrings and resonates with an authenticity I ve rarely seen in my reading The thought and care Runyan crafted in this story gave it something special, a fact which balanced my natural appreciation for the war era elements of the narrative.Johanna also captured my attention She is a strong and engaging character in her own right, but what impressed me was Runyan s ability to avoid repetition The author tackled women in wartime aviation in her 2018 release, Daughters of the Night Sky Runyan s admiration for this groundbreaking generation is obvious, but her ability to channel her esteem into another facet of their accomplishments so completely protected the individuality of both Johanna and Katya, even in the eyes of those familiar with her earlier work.I d be remiss in my commentary if I failed to mention Max Some might overlook his arc alongside Beth and Johanna, but the resilience he exhibits despite circumstance and his natural affability is truly extraordinary There is a sort of innocence lost element to his experiences and I liked how Runyan chose to illustrate a man who was forever marked by his journey but refused to be broken by it.Finally, I want to note Metta s contribution to the narrative Her story plays out in the background of the novel and while I liked what she represents for each of the narrators, I can t deny falling in love with what she symbolizes on the larger scale The intangibility of her voice is a beautiful ode the stories the war obscured, and I found Runyan s acknowledgment of that reality heart wrenchingly beautiful