Oh this is a beautiful book. I loved Keeping Hannah Waiting. I was completely drawn into the story right from page one. The story is incredibly poignant and so well written. The only thing I found to object to were a few spelling mistakes. Other than that it was an excellent read.
Here is a little about the book from Amazon.com
With her mother's passing Kate McBride discovers a masterpiece in the attic of her childhood home, a never-before-seen Chagall she dubs simply, "Girl with Flowers." When the painting sells at auction for $50 million, Kate decides to explore the world beyond the Brooklyn bake shop where she's worked since high school, beginning with Europe. Soon after she arrives on the Continent, during a chance visit to the Holocaust Memorial at Dachau, Kate stumbles onto a clue about this enchanting portrait. With the help of a Holocaust Survivor she locates back home, Kate travels back in time to learn of the epic romance that inspired this painting. Keeping Hannah Waiting is a story that transcends time, distance, two world wars, and a holocaust. In the end, it is a poignant plea for tolerance, forgiveness of the past, hope for the future, and above all else, for the power of everlasting love.
About the Author (taken from Hologram Publishing website): “I have written novels before, but none have felt so close to my heart, none have felt so clearly what I was born to write, as Keeping Hannah Waiting.” An accomplished, award-winning journalist, Dave Clarke spent nearly a decade drafting Keeping Hannah Waiting.
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This incredible story brought tears to my eyes many times. I love how Clarke has woven the storylines of the present day together with the tragedies surrounding WW2. I have always been drawn to stories about Holocaust survivors because I believe it is history we must NOT forget. I loved Clarke's writing style because it was so wonderfully descriptive. The story completely engaged my heart and mind. Clarke created characters that I thoroughly enjoyed reading about. I really adored this story.
I would highly recommend this book to everyone.
You can read the first chapter of Keeping Hannah Waiting HERE.