Review: Lana's War by Anita Abriel
This is an entertaining page turner. The backdrop of the French Riviera makes an interesting contrast to the horrors of war, and the many, many grave atrocities that were committed there, and across other parts of Europe. Abriel's prose is easy to read and I often found myself reading a page or even a chapter more than I had intended. Without giving too much away, I do have a bit of a problem with the ending. Most of the novel pointed toward Lana ending up with Charles, with Guy's whereabouts to remain a mystery (perhaps with the odd hint or two that he was still chasing after Alois Brenner.) However, the ending was something quite different and it felt clumsy and tacked on, as though the author had changed her mind at the last minute.
Lana's War is a light and entertaining historical fiction novel, and while I have some grumbles about the ending, I did find it to be an enjoyable read. Lana is a likeable protagonist, while other characters like Odette made the story all the more compelling.
Thank you to Simon and Schuster Australia for my copy of Lana's War
This book was read for the Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2021