What I’m Reading: I’ll Be Seeing You

I’ve not listened to many audiobooks lately.  I think I told you in a different blog post that for some reason, I just haven’t picked up an amazing book lately so that has led me to like podcasts more…then the more I listen to podcasts the fewer books I try.  It’s a vicious circle.

I have enjoyed some Robin Lee Hatcher books in the past so when I saw this one, I’ll Be Seeing You, I thought I would give it a try.

The book is classified as Christian Fiction…and I typically don’t run to that genre but I don’t run away from it either.  I’ve read many other books by this author and have liked them so that was one of the reasons I picked this one up.

I figured by the cover of the book that this was likely set in a different time period.  I was half right.  It was partially set during WWII and partially set in the present time.  I know some people get annoyed when authors do it and some authors make it hard to keep track, but this one was easy to follow even as I was listening to an audiobook.  In many ways, the current time period shadowed the past time period.  I think that helped in following the story.

This story is a bit romance, a bit war, a bit sibling rivelry, a bit of coming of age.  All mixed together, it was a pretty good book.

Here is what Amazon has to say:
Brianna Hastings’s life seems dull and full of disappointment until a handsome young man visits her church. She’s instantly smitten by the charming Greg, who leads an exciting, independent life—the kind of life she longs for. But when a college history assignment forces Brianna to interview her great-grandmother about life during World War II, she can’t believe it when Daisy presses her with questions about Greg’s character. “What sort of man is he? Who is he at his core?”

What could her great-grandmother possibly know about love at first sight?

The questions take both women back to Boise, Idaho, in the early 1940s, when war emphasized how fragile life could be. Daisy and her older sister pine for the same handsome bomber pilot—until one night of terrible judgment reveals their true characters and drives them apart. Trying to protect the people she loves the most, Daisy condemns herself to living a lie.

In the years that follow, as Daisy grapples with the consequences, she receives unexpected grace from a man she’s known her whole life but never looked at twice. Could what she learned about love save Brianna from heartache three generations later?

Amazon readers gave this book 4.7 stars.  I am going to give it 4.3 stars.  It was good but I’m pretty picky about Christian Fiction books.  Sometimes they get a little too religious for me.  This one was borderline in that department for me so that’s why I didn’t give it more stars.  If you really enjoy Christian Fiction then I am sure you would give the book more stars.  The storyline was good and the writer does a great job telling the story.

If you are interested, you can find the book HERE on Amazon.

6 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: I’ll Be Seeing You”

  1. Good Morning Jo,

    My cousin recently recommended the book, “The Glass Castle”, a memoir by Jeannette Walls. Probably everyone else is familiar with the book/movie, but it was new to me.
    I would highly recommend it.

  2. That book sounds interesting. On another note…Is your last post messed up? I can only read the truncated version of Rays quilts. When I press “read more” I get a really detailed page. LOL I can’t leave a message on that post either. The quilt I do see is very pretty.

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