I am a lover of history and I truly enjoy both fiction and non-fiction of that genre. The greatest part of reading a historical fiction novel is when some of the true history is mixed in.
George Stratford has woven such a wonderful tale that has the ability to make you truly feel both sides of the story. This novel about a Canadian WWII pilot and the fated night he lost his best friend is told in such vivid detail it reminded me of one of those beloved black and white movies I've spent so many hours watching unable to tear myself away from the television.
The story takes you from that night during a time in history that was so strenuous and heart-breaking for so many, to the 1960's when the squadron decides to meet again in London for a reunion. Mike Stafford decides to go only to find out how that one night and decisions made affected so many. Can there possibly be room for amends?
I definitely recommend this book, especially for those that love history as much as I do. The story is a real treat and the writing is pure genius.