Friday, November 17, 2017

The Crooked Path Book Review


 About the Book
As retired physician Lettie Louw looks back upon her life, she recounts her coming of age in WWII-era South Africa in this compelling story of delayed love, loss, and reconciliation.
Lettie Louw is the daughter of the town physician in their South African village. She spends her childhood in the warm African days playing with her friends and being adored by her doting parents. When she becomes a teenager, she experiences her first taste of unrequited romantic love in the form of her best friend’s older brother, De Wet Fourie. When De Wet pursues the beautiful and wealthy Annabelle, Lettie’s dreams are crushed, and she moves to Johannesburg to pursue her studies in medicine.
Life in Johannesburg feels strange to Lettie, and the world around her is in profound upheaval as the Second World War rages. Her feelings for De Wet never waver, and Lettie is heartbroken when he marries another of her childhood friends. Lettie soon meets Marco Romanelli, an Italian immigrant, and they marry and raise two daughters, as the racial and political tensions in South Africa swirl about them.
Lettie never forgets her first love, even as the ravages of time, war, and illness play upon her life and the lives of those she loves. In their later years, Lettie and De Wet are thrown into one another’s company again, and they are given another chance at a life together. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I will be honest in saying that this book was really difficult for me to get into. I have read so many good things about this author that I figured I would try this story out. It moved so slow for me it was difficult to totally be into the characters and I so wanted to! I did like the setting and there were a few lines of dialogue that I thought of being superb. I wish I could say I loved this book but I just don't think it was the book for me.

Three Stars.
"I received this book from BookLook for free. All opinions are my own."

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