“The Long March Home” Book Review

I sum up THE LONG MARCH HOME with two words: significant and real. From chapter one, I took passage through the pages of the book into a gripping World War II setting, where I was allowed to feel, smell, and touch history in an unforgettable way.

Brotherton and Lee accomplish the perfect juxtaposition of lulling home life and wartime horrors, swaying us back and forth between past and present—while still managing to surprise us in the end. I loved Hank. I loved Jimmy. I loved Claire. More importantly, I loved the portrayal of human love in this book. Not exaggerated or flawless—but the gritty reality of love that makes mistakes, takes the wrong turn, argues, forgives, sacrifices, and in the end starts over.

THE LONG MARCH HOME belongs on a shelf with the classics. Truly a masterpiece.

CW: mild profanity, violence, minimal sexual content.

Hannah Linder is a Christian fiction author, graphic designer, and photographer.

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