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
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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 ...

  • Ink_Drinker

    A women finds an old photograph in her father's WWII memorabilia and that is where the mystery begins. I found it helpful to read the author's notes before I started the book because the book has thre...

  • 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...

  • Lisa

    A brilliantly plotted and delightfully written family drama about strength, secrets and sacrifice SUMMARYBeth Cohen wants to make the most of the time she has left with her elderly father, Max. He ask...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ABookwormWithWine

    Calling all World War II and historical fiction lovers!! Have I got a book for you, Across the Winding River by Aimie K. Runyan is such a magnificent story spanning three different timelines and many ...

  • David Billingsley

    This was my first read of this author. My expectations were high but barely met.The story is told through three POVs in three different time frames - Beth (present day) is the daughter of Max, a denti...