A Prostitute Seeks Her Revenge--In 1942, Miyako Matsuura cradled her little brother as he died on the sidewalk, a victim of the first U.S. bombing raid on Japan. By 1948, the war has reduced her to a street-hardened prostitute consumed by her shame.A WWII Hero Finds His True Mission--Dave Delham makes military aviation history piloting a B-25 in the audacious Doolittle Raid....
|Title||:||The Plum Blooms in Winter (Brands from the Burning #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||366 pages|
The Plum Blooms in Winter (Brands from the Burning #1) Reviews
The Plum Blooms in Winter is a historical fiction novel by author Linda Thompson. The novel was inspired by true facts. It is book one of The Brands from the Burning series. I wanted to read this story because I am interested in books on WWII. And that this one is based on true facts quickened my interest.
The Plum Blooms in Winter is an emotional novel and one I will remember. It had me in tears from the beginning. I could feel the emotions of the characters through the author’s ink. This novel ...more
Once in a generation of books does an author accomplish what Linda Thompson did in The Plum Blooms in Winter. The road we ride with Miyako from utter rage and betrayal to forgiveness, redemption, and conversion is fresh and well done. But this book can’t be boxed in just one genre. If Christian lit is not your bag, read it for the historical fiction. Thompson’s research on the era—WWII and post- WWII Japan is impeccable. Her description of Japan in the late ’40s is a punch to the gut with images ...more
Where do I even start. First things first, be sure to read the Author Note at the beginning and at the end of this one. Even if this book wasn’t exceptionally well done, I would give it a high rating just for the Authors Notes. Linda Thompson introduces her book with an explanation of why she did what she did and touching on what she is lifting from history and what is a fictional invention. And then at the end of the book, she takes a deep dive into dividing this is what happened in this time i ...more
The Plum Blooms in Winter, historical fiction by Linda Thompson, lays bare World War II in a way most of us have never seen.
David was a Doolittle Raider.
Miyako was a young Japanese woman.
It’s hard to see war up close, and that’s what you see in Thompson’s book. Yes, we know historically what happened. (I must say, though, that we focus on Germany in our America-focused history books. Thanks to my friend Sara for teaching me about the Pacific War, and thanks to Linda Thompson for bringing it ali ...more
A hard-hitting tale of war and peace
Thinking back on this book, my eyes are filling with tears again. Painful tears because the story is not pretty. It highlights a terrible time in history and a culture that believed might makes right and that honor matters more than anything else. And yet happy tears because it is the story of redemption highlighting the mercy and grace that come only from God.
Using time-slip to connect the events during the war and the time thereafter, the author seamlessly a ...more
This is a very well written historical fiction book!
I am amazed at the depth of the characters. I have never read much based on the War in the Pacific during WWII. This book was quite an eye opener for me.
There are two intersecting storylines. One of them is about a young Japanese woman in Osaka, Japan. The book begins with the bombing raid by Dolittle’s Boys. As an American I have always seen that as a victory. It was great to see it from the other side.
The second storyline is about one of the ...more
This is great book! I couldn't put it down. Loved how the author switched from one main character to the other without loss of continuity. The novel deals realistically with the horrors of war and the seamy side of life without damaging the beauty of the story and the message of salvation. I highly recommend this book. (I was given an advance copy of this book.)
Interesting read about a different part of WWII. I enjoyed how she developed the 2 characters side by side. I kept wondering how she was going to bring them together. It did end in a way that invites you to read the next book as certain things are left unanswered. However, it ended the story line enough that you don't have to