"Winter Garden" by Kristin Hannah
While I have read all the novels written by Kristin Hannah, I have to say that this one is my favorite. I couldn't put it down. It was so moving and I got so invested in the characters. The story Anya tells her daughters had me riveted to my chair. I am amazed that each and every one of Kristin's books is very different. You never know what kind of story is next. She is a very talented author.
A slight comment also - I always look at the cover of the book, and sometimes it helps me to choose. The cover has to be pleasing to the eye for me. This one was beautiful.
This might be a novel, but I feel like I got a history lesson, which I could use as it wasn't my favorite subject in school.
Watered your mind? yes b