Thursday, November 22, 2018

Review: The Stolen Marriage

The Stolen Marriage The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tess and her fiance Vincent have been planning their wedding for years. They are in love and want things to be perfect. Vincent is a doctor who is needed in Chicago, a long train ride from their home in Baltimore, where he uses his skills in treating children that are victims of polio. His assignment seems to be extended continuously. Tess does feel bad when she complains about it since so many men are away at war now.

Tess' friend convinces her to go away for a weekend getaway to Washington where she makes a huge mistake with an almost complete stranger named Henry. She falls pregnant and in those days this was not an easy situation.

She handles herself quite bravely for the forties and decides to keep her baby when it is born. But she will need a little help and support. The only thing she can think of is to appeal to the man who made her pregnant.

This was an interesting story and especially learning about the polio outbreaks. The town of Hickory made history in setting up a hospital in under three days to treat the children. People donated everything and their time as the whole town pitched in to help these sick children. I didn't realize that it was a true story until I read the notes at the back of the book.

An excellent read.

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