Thursday, 22 February 2018

#23 - The Japanese Lover

The Japanese Lover
By Isabel Allende



Published:  3rd November 2015
Genre: romance
Edition:  paperback
Source: Bought
Pages: 322
My rating: 4/5 
Goodreads rating: 3.8/5
Read: 2015

You only have one life, but if you live it well, that's enough. The only reality is now, today. What are you waiting for to be happy?
We are in the year of 1939 during the WWII, Poland and Alma's parents made her go to live in the USA, San Francisco, to be sure that she is safe, in a mansion that belongs to the family. Over there, she meet's the gardener's Japanese son, Ichimei. And all of a sudden.... love starts to blossom between these two. Then the war gets tougher and Pearl Harbour happens and these two lovebirds get separated.
Many years later, and after Alma has lived a full and happy life, her carer Irina meets Alma's grandson and they discover some letters and gifts that make them think about her life... and then they start a journey to find out what do they mean.

Price 
Amazon: £6.99-£15.18, Kindle £5.99
Kobo: £5.99, Audiobook: £17.22
Waterstones: £6.99
Foyles: £8.99
WHSmith: £11.55-£6.11
Conclusion
The plot is really cute and full of History and feelings!
A negative point is that I got the feeling that the author wanted to tell so many things and ended up not developing the themes so much. Each theme would give a great story by itself.
It is a good book, especially for someone who is a romantic!!!