Though both try to deny their growing bond, their connection and understanding is everything missing from Morris's hasty marriage to his high school sweetheart Agnes, and from Beatrice's plodding life as she grieves the brother she has lost. At once a family epic, and a historical drama that takes readers from World War II through the Civil Rights Movement to the present day, A Life Apart is about a love that creates complicated and unbreakable ties between two families that live worlds apart. L.Y. Marlow brings readers along for the emotional journey as Morris and Beatrice's relationship is tested by time, family loyalties, racial tensions, death, unending guilt, and the profound effects of war
I love the cover of this novel. And the story inside? Not too shabby either. This book is set back to a time we don't tend to think about on a day to day basis. It makes you think about living in a very different generation of time.
This book traveled and connected a few different times in history, including many historical events along the way up until the present day. The story had a main focus on coming together in love, race and the indifference's they dealt with, and historic progression of change.
All in all, this was a great read, and I loved all of the history that was involved, the timeline of history that was pieced in this book was wonderful. And don't you just love the cover?
Readers will find it very difficult not to get pulled into this story and the places the author has the characters take the readers.
I do recommend this book.