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Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Crooked Path by Irma Joubert

As retired physician Lettie Louw looks back upon her life, she recounts her coming of age in WWII-era South Africa in this compelling story of delayed love, loss, and reconciliation.
Lettie Louw is the daughter of the town physician in their South African village. She spends her childhood in the warm African days playing with her friends and being adored by her doting parents. When she becomes a teenager, she experiences her first taste of unrequited romantic love in the form of her best friend’s older brother, De Wet Fourie. When De Wet pursues the beautiful and wealthy Annabelle, Lettie’s dreams are crushed, and she moves to Johannesburg to pursue her studies in medicine.
Life in Johannesburg feels strange to Lettie, and the world around her is in profound upheaval as the Second World War rages. Her feelings for De Wet never waver, and Lettie is heartbroken when he marries another of her childhood friends. Lettie soon meets Marco Romanelli, an Italian immigrant, and they marry and raise two daughters, as the racial and political tensions in South Africa swirl about them.
Lettie never forgets her first love, even as the ravages of time, war, and illness play upon her life and the lives of those she loves. In their later years, Lettie and De Wet are thrown into one another’s company again, and they are given another chance at a life together. @goodreads 

I didn't get into this book as much as I thought I would but it was still a good book. 

This is the story of Lettie and her life through the years. She was really down on herself when she was younger. She didn't think she was as good as everyone else. She also had a crush on a boy named De Wet but it never goes anywhere. He eventually marries one of her friends. 

Later on, Lettie becomes a doctor and eventually leads her to meet Marco. 

This whole story is about love and loss. Friends over the span of years. Unexpected beginnings and endings. 

I loved how the end of the book came all the way back around to something very sweet and I think they needed that in this book. 

Happy Reading. 


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