Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner

I just finished reading this wonderful story set during the 1940s.  As the story progresses we get to live the fear, anxiety and resolve of the people that were caught in this terrible war.  The innocents that had to fight day in and day out to survive.

In this particular story, we follow Emmy through her journey of losing her sister during the war and her long search for her.  The whole story is filled with a vivid loss that you can’t help but be pulled in.  And then there’s also hope.  The hope of finding her and of allowing herself to experience love, one of the things necessary to survive the evil times surrounding them.

At times you will hate and not understand the sisters, Emmy and Julia, and at other times you will love them.  The dialogue spread throughout is engrossing and you feel like you are sitting in the room with them.

If you are a lover of historical fiction and of a real, down to earth story, this one is for you.