Sara Young tackles both the common
and the uncommon in her first adult novel, a love
story set against the backdrop of German occupied
Holland during World War II. Fiction readers know
that the Second World War is a subject often plumbed
by novelists, as is the topic of couples forming
romantic bonds and enduring separation and danger
during wartime. These elements in themselves may be
enough to prick the interest of readers who crave a
wartime romance, but Young's tale has another
element likely to set it apart from the many choices
in this genre.
A Nazi program called "Lebensborn" designed to replenish the German army with the babies of girls pregnant by German soldiers is so central to this story that it almost acts as one of the main ...
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