Intelligent review of #WCTTYH by Sara of Where is My Mind
I was very kindly sent We’ve Come to Take You Home by Susan Gandar to read and review.
Samantha Foster and Jessica Brown are destined to meet. But one lives in the 20th century, and the other in the 21st.
“April 1916. Thousands of men have left home to fight in the war. Jessica Brown’s father is about to be one of those men. Four generations later, Sam Foster’s father is admitted to a hospital’s intensive care unit…”
Two stories set a century apart are interlinked as we see their lives unfold. Admittedly I found this book hard to get into at first while we were getting to know the characters and I was trying to wrap my head around where the story was going and how they were connected, but I couldn’t put it down.
“The day we’re born is the day we die. It don’t matter if we’re rich or poor, man, woman or beast. When it’s your time there’s nothing you can do about it. We’re all the same…” – Jessica’s father
I liked how the flashbacks in time started to come together and make sense. My heart went out to Jessica who really suffered as a result of the war, considering how this year marks 100 years since the 1916 Easter Rising it really struck a chord. Through flashbacks in time Sam experiences the suffering first hand and back in her own time she is having issues of her own as her father becomes very ill following an accident and is admitted to the intensive care unit.
This book won’t be for everyone, I found the end quite sad, I really wanted things to get better for Jessica but the reality of war is that its hard and people suffer. I gave this 5 stars on Goodreads, even though it was hard to get into it made me think and feel, I would recommend it and I would read it again.
You can find the author Susan Gandar on Twitter and get to know her more.
The publication date for “We’ve Come to Take You Home” is 28th March 2016 and will be available on Amazon.