Think of Me

1942, Alexandria, Egypt: Yvette and James meet on the eve of her sister Celia’s wedding, at a piano recital. It is during WWII, with German bombs falling and English pilots being shot down in their British Hurricane planes. At war’s end, James, a pilot, becomes a minister and the married couple moves to England. The author frequently jumps around in time: from 1942 to present day 1974, with James and his son Tom finding Yvette’s journals and discovering some startling truths. A neighbor and good friend of Yvette when she was younger is now in a nursing home, unable to say any word besides “yes”. Frances Liardet writes a moving story about love, family, friendship, grief and secrets. I did enjoy it, but thought it moved a bit slowly at times.

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