The Things We Did For Love by Natasha Farrant
Published January 3 2013 Faber and Faber
Beautiful cover on this YA historical fiction novel set in France during World War II.
Arianne and Luc are in love but their country is at war. It is 1944 and the D-Day landings are taking place. British, Canadian and American troops are moving inland from the coast as German soldiers advance through the French countryside with only the resistance to stop them. Luc cannot sit back and watch his country being torn apart so he joins the resistance himself...
This was a quick read. The storyline had me engrossed from the start. It is a tragic tale based on real events that happened in the French village of Oradour-Sur-Glane.
Heartbreaking. A must read.
For more information on events in this novel go to the Oradour web page at www.oradour.info