I give this book a five out of five stars. I loved how this went from the past and the present.this was very well done. I don’t always enjoy stories that go between the past and present but this one flowed well. I never got lost. I laughed and cried during this book. I loved the characters. I received an ebook copy of this book from Firsttoread for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women–past and present–in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life. February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Resistance spy. Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom. When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them will disembark… Present day. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of the courageous war brides–and will ultimately lead her to reconsider what she has to sacrifice to achieve her own deepest longings.