Across the Winding River

Across the Winding River

A woman unlocks the mystery of her father’s wartime past in a moving novel about secrets, sacrifice, and the power of love by the bestselling author of Daughters of the Night Sky.

Beth Cohen wants to make the most of the months she has left with her elderly father, Max. His only request of his daughter is to go through the long-forgotten box of memorabilia from his days as a medic on the western front. Then, among his wartime souvenirs, Beth finds a photograph of her father with an adoring and beautiful stranger—a photograph worth a thousand questions.

It was 1944 when Max was drawn into the underground resistance by the fearless German wife of a Nazi officer. Together, she and Max were willing to risk everything for what they believed was right. Ahead of them lay a dangerous romance, a dream of escape, and a destiny over which neither had control.

But Max isn’t alone in his haunting remembrances of war. In a nearby private care home is a fragile German-born woman with her own past to share. Only when the two women meet does Beth realize how much more to her father there is to know, all the ways in which his heart still breaks, and the closure he needs to heal it.

Title:Across the Winding River
ISBN:9781799747765
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  • Karren  Sandercock

    Beth Cohen’s dad Max is 90 and living in an aged care home and one day he asked his daughter to find a box containing his mementos from his time serving as a medic during WW II. Of course she has a ...

  • Gina

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, and I would like to take a moment to thank the publisher and the author for allowing me the opportunity to read this book and leave an unbiased review.Now that...

  • Alayne Emmett

    I loved this book, it was wonderful to read. I just couldn’t put it down. The chapters were short and split into different time lines, present day and 1942, 1944. It was interesting and at times sad...

  • Erin

    Find this and other reviews at: https://historicalfictionreader.blogs...I can’t remember what I expected going into Aimie K. Runyan’s Across the Winding River, but the novel surpassed my expectati...

  • Sharon Huether

    Beth Cohen's father Max a WWII veteran living in a nursing home. What Beth knew of her fathers past was in the old photos he had in a box. There was a photo of him and a blond German woman...a mystery...

  • Karen Levay

    I enjoyed the story a lot and had a real emotional reaction at times. The real thing that took away from the plot are several events that just seem unrealistic. If I put them aside, then I’d rate th...

  • Kayla - Idlewildreads

    Thank you Lake Union Publishing and Netgalley for the free review copy. Opinions are my own. This is a beautiful story about love and courage. Across the Winding River is a multi POV/timeline WWII His...

  • Rebecca

    When Beth follows her dad's dying wish to look through his WWII war memorabilia, she discovers a family secret. Will they be able to find the woman in the photo before it's too late?"It's not hopeless...

  • Susan Peterson

    This book is absolutely breathtaking. Aimie Runyan has woven together the stories of four compelling characters in a way that is extremely touching. There is something so special about the books Aimie...

  • Carla Suto

    ACROSS THE WINDING RIVER by Aimie K. Runyan is a beautifully-written and touching novel of love, loss, sacrifice and survival that captivated me from beginning to end. Told in multiple timelines and f...