This tale delivers the elements of surprise and pizzazz found in memorable adventure classics—Treasure Island, Romancing the Stone, Raiders of the Lost Arc come to mind.
In the final scene of The Music of Us, Book 4 of the series, Natasha was supposedly headed back to the United States from her USO stint in England. And Lenny? Lenny was relatively safe with dual wartime assignments in England. In Marriage Before Death, Book 5 of the Still Life With Memories series, Uvi Poznansky takes the readers to France, circa post-Normandy-invasion, World War II. What an unlikely spot for a Marine, Lenny, and musician, Natasha, to continue their wartime romance. Improbable? Yes. Serendipitous? Yes? I loved it!
Some might say these kinds of chance events are not real-life. I would disagree. Serendipity, after all, not only happens in real life, but doing so is one of the key ingredients in successful real-life memoirs.
To be sure, Marriage Before Death is a departure from the serious dramatic thread of the Still Life With Memories series. So, Poznansky book-ends her Marriage-Before-Death tale with prologues and epilogues that keep the larger tale intact.
Highly recommended; however, if you haven't read books 1 through 4 of the series, doing so will enhance you experience with Marriage Before Death.