Friday, March 11, 2016

Review: Wait for Me by Jo Huddleston

Wait for Me is a romance story between Julie, the daughter of the owner of a West Virginia coal mine, and her beau, Robbie, the son of a coal mine worker.  Taking place during 1955, these two young people on the verge of graduating high school are completely in love with each other and must sneak around to be together.  Julie’s mother is very prejudice against the miners and their families and decides for Julie to be sent to college right after graduation, during the summer months instead of waiting for the fall.  Julie’s father reluctantly agrees.  And so begins the biggest deception Julie and Robbie have ever done. 

This story for the most part was sweet and focused on the romance between the two lovebirds, and gives us a peak into what life was like during the 1950’s.  Even though I was bothered by all the deception, which is shown as wrong, I did like watching Julie and Robbie stick together to overcome their obstacles.  There were a few dark issues addressed that frankly surprised me and I do wish the relationship between Julie and her mother could have been better.  However, Julie and her father grow closer together through the trials, which was a joy to watch unfold.  Also this book really had a lovely cover that caught my eye.   I did receive a copy of this book for an honest review from The Book Club Network, Inc. and the opinions are my own.

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