Come From Away

Come From Away  by Genevieve Graham

This is the second book by Genevieve Graham that I’ve read, and I was pleased to read this continuation of the story of the Baker family that began in Tides of Honour. This book focuses on Danny and Audrey’s daughter Grace who is living with her parents and running a store, while her three brothers are involved in the navy and army during WWII.

 

Here’s the Goodreads description: “In the fall of 1939, Grace Baker’s three brothers, sharp and proud in their uniforms, board Canadian ships headed for a faraway war. Grace stays behind, tending to the homefront and the general store that helps keep her small Nova Scotian community running. The war, everyone says, will be over before it starts. But three years later, the fighting rages on and rumours swirl about “wolf packs” of German U-Boats lurking in the deep waters along the shores of East Jeddore, a stone’s throw from Grace’s window. As the harsh realities of war come closer to home, Grace buries herself in her work at the store. Then, one day, a handsome stranger ventures into the store. He claims to be a trapper come from away, and as Grace gets to know him, she becomes enamoured by his gentle smile and thoughtful ways. But after a several weeks, she discovers that Rudi, her mysterious visitor, is not the lonely outsider he appears to be, but someone else entirely—someone not to be trusted. When a shocking truth about her family forces Grace to question everything she has so strongly believed, she realizes that she and Rudi have more in common than she had thought. And if Grace is to have a chance at love, she must not only choose a side, but take a stand.

I enjoyed this book because of the Canadian content and it was an interesting premise for the story-line. In it, characters explore their feelings towards the Germans with whom they’re at war during WWII. It’s an issue that our world today is still dealing with; these same feelings towards people from certain countries and stereotyping those people by a few ‘bad eggs’ so to speak. I was glad to see how the story resolved itself.

*My progress for the Canadian Book Challenge is 1/13!!

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