Friday, October 29, 2010

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

LOVED IT!

If you enjoy historical novels - this one is for you! It was formatted like "Water for Elephants" in the fact that there are chapters from the OLDER main character's perspective and chapters from the YOUNGER main character's perspective.

The book takes a look into the way Asian-Americans were treated during World War II in the U.S. Set in the Seattle area, the story gave me new insight into the local landscape. I had no idea the Puyallup fairgrounds were used to house Japanese-Americans.

The story also gives great insight into the relationship between parents and children. Parents want the best for their children, but often times, children don't see this until many years later, and also, often times the way parents go about trying to do the best for their children... they screw it up.

A great book for everyone of all ages.
 
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4 comments:

  1. I love historical romances. ;) Will add to my list. And I also have WFE in my book stack currently.

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  2. Hi Margo,

    Thanks for the review!

    Best of luck with your writing journey...

    Jamie

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  3. Hey Talei - Let me know what you think of both books!

    Chantal - Thanks for commenting!

    Jamie - Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Keep up the great writing. :)

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