Things We Didn’t Say.

When translator Johanna is enlisted to work at a camp for German POWs, she reluctantly returns to her Midwestern hometown. As she gets to know the men and their charismatic spokesman, Stefan, she advocates for their better treatment—which angers the community. When the lines between compassion and treason blur, can she decide where her heart truly lies?

My Thoughts:

I loved this book. It’s an epistolary novel, which means it’s told in letters and documents rather than your usual format, and I really enjoyed it! This book is Amy Lynn Green‘s debut, but I was blown away. It’s so good.

The characters are fantastic. Y’all know I’m a character girl. If the characters feel like friends, I’m here for it. And these certainly do! Jo is honest and flawed and real. Peter is everything, with his own character growth to show. And Pastor Sorenson is convicting, but in a genuine and compassionate way.

This book is so smart, but it’s also incredibly heartfelt. The range of emotions I felt while reading was insane, but I was invested and that’s the sign of an excellent book. The author also took me to church a couple of times with quotes like “Sometimes showing grace breaks us before it heals us” and “God has chosen this story for us, and not another one, and I mean to live this story as best I can with the time I’m given.

This is just a great read, friends. I highly recommend for fans of WWII fiction with a touch of subtle romance. Things We Didn’t Say is available now, so go get your copy.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher. All expressed opinions belong to me.

Purchase: Amazon | Christianbook | Barnes & Noble | Baker Book House

Book Boyfriend:

Peter. He’s everything. Gentle and kind and thoughtful and full of integrity. Peter is all good things and readers are sure to love him.


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