Thoughts by Brenda:  The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

The Women in the CastleThe Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stunning Stars

Read April 14-15, 2017

The Women in the Castle is a remarkable, elegant and well-crafted story that left me quietly closing my eyes and thinking about each character and contemplating their stories and decisions. Giving me a highly satisfying feeling.

I was highly engaged in the relationships of these three interesting and memorable women and their stories that took me on an emotional journey as I learned how their relationships formed, grew and changed. They are flawed, damaged and brave women who create some of their own damage that left me sympathetically frustrated, and heartbroken at times. I loved the unlikely and uneasy relationships of the widowed women and their families that were bonded together by a vow made by Marianne who is haunted by the war. This interesting and unique story gave me new insight and a different perspective on WWII from what I have read before.

The Women in the Castle is a heartbreaking and heartwarming story that I highly recommend.