Sunday, June 10, 2007
"Dear Enemy" by Jack Cavanaugh
I really do not know what to say about this book. I liked it but I do not know why. I was not ready when it ended. The characters were alive to me and I felt what they felt. It was great writing. I def. can say I hated the ending. I wanted Nurse Annie Mitchell to make a decision one way or the other and live happily ever after.
Nurse Annie Mitchell, after seeing firsthand the atrocities of war, has concluded, along with most of her fellow Americans, that the enemy is inhuman and thoroughly depraved. But when a rogue rescue mission ends in tragedy, a bereft Annie finds herself in the middle of Belgium's Ardennes Forest, behind enemy lines—and captured.
What transpires in the bitter cold of the following days, however, is impossible for Annie to reconcile with her preconceived ideas about the enemy. Her captor, Karl Hausmann, doesn’t fit the stereotype she has embraced—and the encounter changes everything for her. Tested by prejudice and the separation of time and continents, Annie must build on this awakening if life and love are ever to hold any true meaning for her again.
Dear Enemy is a story of heroic love, faith, and the unexpected, emerging in the wake of one of WWII's most fierce and bloody battles—the Battle of the Bulge.
Bethany House Publishers (2005)