In the wake of WWII, a grieving fisherman submits a poem to a local newspaper asking readers to send rocks in honor of loved ones to create something life-giving but the building halts when tragedy strikes. Decades later, Annie returns to the coastal Maine town where stone ruins spark her curiosity and her search for answers faces a battle against time.
Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes is a heartfelt piece. I was deeply immersed into the story of twin brothers. The lost their father. Now, the war is taking one of them away forever. One brother stands to take his twin’s place. However, his twin won’t allow it. Grief and loss consumed me after that. Their story felt so real. Amanda Dykes writing has taken me back in time during WWII. The pain and loss the families suffered came alive once more. It was like being drifted back in time. Danger and sorrow everywhere. Good men were lost. Many never returned. Home was never the same again. There was another main character. She traveled through the family history and found the source of its pain. Epic. Whose Waves These Are is a must read for all historical readers alike.