I am always drawn to books set during war times and ones that deal with grief in some way. This book will check both boxes! In the first few pages we meet Pauline, who is kneeling at the grave of her infant son. We learn a bit about her family and the short life of Henry. I connected to Pauline's thoughts and descriptions of death because of personal losses I've experienced.
I found the writing to be beautifully descriptive and captivating. I am very eager to read more of this story and what happens to this family as they move to Philadelphia.