Thursday, January 23, 2020

A bit of whimsy to counterbalance the passion and angst

Dan Strawn took up creative writing after a long career in business and education. In addition to Dan's longer works, his stories and essays have been published in a number of editions of Idaho Magazine and Trail Blazer Magazine. I am delighted to find his review for my WWII romance trilogy, Apart from War.

Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2020
Read Uvi Poznansky at her literary best in this bundle of three related stories. Follow Lenny, a World War II Marine, and Natasha, a concert-caliber pianist, through a passionate, tinged with war's intrigue romp of caring that end's three decades later with Alzheimer's Disease.

Poznansky's detailed reconstruction of the forties war years at home and on the war fronts of England and France, the strategic interludes of poetic phrasing, the strong supporting cast of interesting characters, the thread of romance that bind the three novels into one compelling tale – these put Apart With War on a par with her brilliant telling of the biblical David's life in The David Chronicles, heretofore in my mind, the most compelling of Poznansky's growing volumes of excellent work.

At appropriate times, Poznansky adds a bit of whimsy to counterbalance the passion and angst in the telling of Lenny and Natasha's romance.

“Just listening to you, Mrs. Horowitz, I'm getting better at my craft. Any more advice?”

“Yes. Avoid cliches like the plague.”

“I'm making a note of it.”

Apart From War entertains while showing readers the rigors of finding love and compassion in a world of angst and disruption. I highly recommend it.

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