I Can't Wait for... Things We Didn't Say by Amy Lynn Green (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday) #CWW #WOW #BHPFiction

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

Sorry for being late this week! I got my days mixed up between the holiday and my kids going back in-person to school.

I was thrilled when I heard that one of my favorite publicists to work with was writing her own book! I also tend to really enjoy stories that are set around the World Wars. This one is particularly intriguing as it has to do with a German POW camp in the states. Definitely a story that would be perfect for my book club. It's my pick this week...

Things We Didn't Say
By Amy Lynn Green
Christian Historical Women's Fiction, Romance
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 416 Pages
November 3rd 2020 by Bethany House Publishers


Headstrong Johanna Berglund, a linguistics student at the University of Minnesota, has very definite plans for her future . . . plans that do not include returning to her hometown and the secrets and heartaches she left behind there. But the US Army wants her to work as a translator at a nearby camp for German POWs.

Johanna arrives to find the once-sleepy town exploding with hostility. Most patriotic citizens want nothing to do with German soldiers laboring in their fields, and they're not afraid to criticize those who work at the camp as well. When Johanna describes the trouble to her friend Peter Ito, a language instructor at a school for military intelligence officers, he encourages her to give the town that rejected her a second chance.

As Johanna interacts with the men of the camp and censors their letters home, she begins to see the prisoners in a more sympathetic light. But advocating for better treatment makes her enemies in the community, especially when charismatic German spokesman Stefan Werner begins to show interest in Johanna and her work. The longer Johanna wages her home-front battle, the more the lines between compassion and treason become blurred--and it's no longer clear whom she can trust.

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Will you be reading this one?

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