Monday, April 2, 2018

Review: Becoming Mrs. Smith by Tanya E Williams

Becoming Mrs. Smith
by Tanya E Williams

Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Not all of war’s destruction takes place on the battlefield.

Violet’s heart flutters from the scarlet fever she survived as a child, and it beats faster at the sight of John Smith, the man she plans to marry. America is entrenched in WWII, and when John enlists, Violet is certain she won’t ever forgive him for dashing their dreams. As the realities of war slowly overtake her life, Violet's days are filled with uncertainty and grief. She struggles to maintain her faith in John, as the world as she knows it, crumbles.

Kritters Thoughts:   This was an interesting and different perspective on World War II.  With short chapters that jump through time, the reader gets short little viewpoints on life before and after the war through one woman's point of view.  

Violet is a young girl in South Dakota and she is given the opportunity to go to high school and then take a job all as the war is happening.  Her childhood love decides to enlist and she must endure the war with him far from home.  

I don't read books set in South Dakota that often and I actually don't read a ton of books set in the United States during this war.  So I enjoyed the concept of the story.  Without spoiling the ending, I did not enjoy the ending at all.  It was quite frustrating and I couldn't believe that is how it ended.  I wanted something completely different.  

This is the first in a series and I saw a teaser of book two, but I am unsure if I can continue if I was so opposed to the ending of this first one.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2018 Challenge: 9 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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