Studio House Literary
Published: August 9, 2011
Trade Paperback, 376 pages
Pictures of the Past is a multi-layered story spanning several generations (from 1937 to 2005) taking readers back to pre-World War II Europe, where Taylor Woodmere, a wealthy American philanthropist travels to Paris and then Germany on business and meets the beautiful Sarah Berger, with whom he falls in love. But Sarah is Jewish and her family gets caught up in the Holocaust after Taylor returns to Chicago. The story alternates between the present and the past. Interwoven in the narrative is also the story of another Jewish girl, Rachel Gold, that takes place in the 1970s, and who is also connected to the Woodmeres. Ultimately, the story comes together at the end in a satisfying way.
Note: This book is rated C = clean read. The descriptions of the Holocaust are general and no violent scenes are portrayed.
I will count this book toward the following challenges: A - Z Book Challenge, TBR Pile Reading Challenge
Reviewed by Laura
Disclosure: Thanks to the author and Pump Up Your Book Promotions for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.