Oct 30, 2011
Patti rated it: 5 Stars
I am a huge fan of historical fiction, and particularly stories that involve WWII, and so when I heard about Pictures of the Past I was very eager to read it. And I must say, it did not disappoint. I was drawn in instantly and could not put it down, until, by the end, I found myself at almost 4 am unable to sleep until I finished the book. Someone HAS to make this into a movie!
Belle rated it: 5 Stars
The story encirlces this wonderful painting and enfolds with so many characters. I felt the emotion of all of them; happiness, love and certainly, fear. When Inga, Sarah’s mother, put her on the ship (for freedom) and did not get on herself and said goodbye, I had to put the book down as I could not contain by tears. Thinking of my own losses of my family (aunts, uncles, cousins) due to the Holocust certainly came to mind. The ending of Sarah and Taylor meeting at the airport after so many years brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for for your insight into people and putting it on paper. I hope you will write another book very soon.