Marriage before Death is a poignant love story - the continuation of the series, “The Music that was Us.” The underlying theme is a man who is dealing with the heartbreak when his wife’s mind is being lost to Alzheimer’s.
In this book the author takes the reader back to WWII when both characters, husband and wife, were operatives during the war. The husband, Lenny, doesn’t know that his wife, Natasha, is a spy until he happens upon her in her role.
The tragedy of this love story touches on how lost and alone Lenny feels as his wife slowly loses her memories. He tries to bring her back to the present and pull out a memory to share with her. But as fast as she remembers, she forgets once again and is drawn back into herself.
The author does a commendable job of telling a story and making the reader feel as if he/she were along for the ride. I found this to be an enjoyable read.