A bit of whimsy to counterbalance the passion and angst
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2020
Poznansky's detailed reconstruction of the forties war years at home and on the war fronts of England and France, the strategic interludes of poetic phrasing, the strong supporting cast of interesting characters, the thread of romance that bind the three novels into one compelling tale – these put Apart With War on a par with her brilliant telling of the biblical David's life in The David Chronicles, heretofore in my mind, the most compelling of Poznansky's growing volumes of excellent work.
At appropriate times, Poznansky adds a bit of whimsy to counterbalance the passion and angst in the telling of Lenny and Natasha's romance.
“Just listening to you, Mrs. Horowitz, I'm getting better at my craft. Any more advice?”
“Yes. Avoid cliches like the plague.”
“I'm making a note of it.”
Apart From War entertains while showing readers the rigors of finding love and compassion in a world of angst and disruption. I highly recommend it.