The House by the Fjord by Rosalind Laker

   Regina  Review by:  Regina

Title:  The house by the fjord

Author:  Rosalind Laker

Collection:  Adult Fiction

The book opens with war-bride Anna Vartdal ready to visit her late husband’s family and beloved country of Norway, ravaged by World War II. It’s Midsummer’s Eve of 1946, the ship is docking, and Anna will soon join her friend Molly, who had married her late husband’s best friend and who also was a pilot for the Royal Air Force of Norway. On that same day Anna is met by the Harvik family lawyer who is rather insistent on Anna accepting the family home and property. Anna tarries in the town of Jessheim with her war-bride friends until Christmas when she finally meets with her father-in-law, who hands her the secret, family journal, in the town of Molde.

This work of historical fiction paints beautiful pictures of Norway’s fjords, mountains, and valleys and makes me eager to visit. It also filled me in on how Norway’s stalwart citizens coped with the war and resisted the Nazi regime. A lovely book….

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