Sometimes a sentimental historical novel fits the bill perfectly. The time period is 1944-46. Kate survives a London bomb but then circumstances force her to live with a doctor friend, Claire. Complex issues complicate their lives: a murdered father and the return of Claire’s troubled husband from the war. This story is about friendship, promises, courage and independence. Key details are left unexplained, to make for a very satisfying plot.
Tag: Kurt Palka
The Piano Maker – Kurt Palka
This is a wonderful example of superb story telling: France up to WWI, then Quebec and New Brunswick. Both piano making and piano playing, and a compelling adventure story in an Alberta winter and finally a criminal trial. And best of all, there is a strong female character, Helene.