5 months ago
Sunday, July 15, 2012
I guess the category I would put it in is: Good.
It's set in Poland during a time dangerous for the Jewish. Everything's falling apart - the government, Poland's economy, society, and Bianca's life. Bianca's been sheltered most of her life. Opening her eyes to the situation, her family's plight, and her own circumstances is a shock for her. She doesn't want to give up the way her life had been, but there's no turning back. She must decide what path her life will take and what she will do to survive.
I liked A Suitable Husband because it took me to places I've never been. It set me amidst lives and people I came to like and respect. S.B. Lerner puts you in the middle of a haunting time period with characters you care for and worry about.
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I give A Suitable Husband a rating of Hel-of-a-Time
FTC Disclaimer: If I remember right, the author sent this book to me. That did not influence my review. I was influenced by the setting, the time period and the subject matter. I don't believe Lerner ever used the word "persecution," yet Bianca's story and the story of her family plops you right down in the middle of the persecution. You can feel the fear, understand the hopes, and taste the pain. That did influence my review.