The Lost Wife – by Alyson Richman – independent book review – Historical Fiction (World War II)

This author is one of my favorites and this is one of the first books I read from her. Her writing is lyrical, her stories well-crafted, and her characters have depth and dimension. Awarded five stars on Goodreads.

This one begins in Prague in the days before World War II. A young Jewish couple, Lenka and Josef, are planning marriage and a lifetime together. Until the Nazis invade.

The two are separated during the horrors of the war — invasion, occupation, and concentration camps. Not surprising, some of these descriptions are very difficult to read.

I don’t want to give anything away. But what happens to Lenka and Josef over the next several decades is a lyrically written love story that testifies to the power of love and the resiliency of human beings.

Alyson Richman

More about the author, Allison Richman.

You may also be interested in my reviews of other Richman novels:

The Garden of Letters

A Splendid Gift

The Velvet Hours

The Rhythm of Memory

The Secret of Clouds