Who Are You?
It is a novel set in a bygone era of lavishness for the rich and loose morals. Wealth is seen to buy many things but it cannot buy love.
There is a search for love. “Papa showered me with gifts rather than affection.” We all want to be loved and nothing less than true feelings will do. Sometimes the person who loves us most, steps in and takes the place of our blood relatives.
There is a search for roots. We all want to know where we came from. We fear the sins of the fathers. “I’m his son. What if I’m just like him?” We are all unique and not destined to repeat the sins of our parents.
And there is a search to belong and be accepted. We need to know exactly who we are and whose we are. Without this knowledge there can be no peace.
Prayer is important. “Pray always… Pray until you have peace.” When we are in the will of God, peace always follows.
Set in 1912, the world is changing. Not only is it teetering on the edge of war, throwing suspicion on those of German origin, but it is also the new age of the emancipation of women and the dawn of the motor car. All these themes are explored within the novel.
The Silent Song Of Winter has much to recommend it. It is a comprehensive read and one which I enjoyed.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.