An ambitious novel that spans decades and continents, <span class=”a-text-italic”>The Things We Cherished </span>tells the story of Charlotte Gold and Jack Harrington, two fiercely independent attorneys who find themselves slowly falling for one another while working to defend the brother of a Holocaust hero against allegations of World War II–era war crimes.
The defendant, wealthy financier Roger Dykmans, mysteriously refuses to help in his own defense, revealing only that proof of his innocence lies within an intricate timepiece last seen in Nazi Germany. As the narrative moves from Philadelphia to Germany, Poland, and Italy, we are given glimpses of the lives that the anniversary clock has touched over the past century, and learn about the love affair that turned a brother into a traitor.
This has been such a compelling, heartwarming read. It is one of those books were when you are reading the story, it becomes a part of your world. I could not put it down. It will most definitely stay with me. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves historical fiction and romance. Written beautifully, this story touched my heart and spoke to my soul.