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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 SkyBeth 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 questionsIt waswhen 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 controlBut 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 to her father there is to know, all the ways in which his heart still breaks, and the closure he needs to heal it


About the Author: Aimie K. Runyan

Aimie K Runyan writes to celebrate history s unsung heroines She is the author of two previous historical novels Promised to the Crown and Duty to the Crown She is active as an educator and speaker in the writing community and beyond She lives in Colorado with her wonderful husband and two usually adorable children.



10 thoughts on “Across the Winding River

  1. says:

    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 look at the contents of the box and she discovers a photo of her dad with a pretty pregna


  2. says:

    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 It was the first book I ve read by this author but, I have already downloadedof her books from kind


  3. says:

    Find this and other reviews at can t remember what I expected going into Aimie K Runyan s Across the Winding River, but the novel surpassed my expectations and surprised me in a variety of ways.I am a historical fiction reader and usually appreciate the historical storylines of dual narrativesthan the m


  4. says:

    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 womana mystery woman Beth wanted to know .As the story unfolds there is a time line form 1944 1945 to the present day It s hard for


  5. says:

    This book is absolutely breathtaking Aimie Runyan has woven together the stories of four compelling characters in a way that is extremely touching There is something so special about the books Aimie writes, giving us a strong sense of history along with equally strong feelings of family and love This book gives us the ju


  6. says:

    This book was so good I loved it It s told by three people and set during WW2 Beth is helping her Dad go through his box of memorabilia and finds a picture of him and a blond haired girl So begins their quest looking for that girl This book was hard to put down and towards the end I found myself almost in tearsDefinitely recommen


  7. says:

    ACROSS THE WINDING RIVER by Aimie K Runyan is a beautifully written and touching novel of love, loss, sacrifice and survival that captivated me from beginning to end Told in multiple timelines and from the perspectives of three different characters, it is set mainly in Germany during World War II and then later, in San Diego in 2007 Beth


  8. says:

    A story of courage and love in dark times Aimie Runyan s writing has never been so strong, her prose so compelling Thedramatic action is set in the WW2 timeline and could easily have overshadowed the present day story, but Runyan s tender narrative of a daughter facing her father s final years deliversthan enough emotional punch to balance out the


  9. says:

    Where do I begin Do I start by highlighting how the author made me so invested in all of her characters, that I was absolutely rooting for every single one Or how about I talk about the state of my nerves after they were constantly on end with all of the risks these characters took in order to do what was right What about the tears I shed for the fate of m


  10. says:

    Some Knee Jerk Reactions and Questionable Medical IssueI have some issues with this book, but let me talk about story basics and the good parts first.This World War II contemporary story contains three strands that interweave and sometimes touch It is one of those novels that has long flashbacks with a contemporary framework that pulls it all together In an unusual


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