I had high expectations for this book and it was a compelling read. The four characters are well developed and distinct. Their stories intertwine in unexpected ways at times and the narrative was unpredictable in delightful ways for the most part. It is also clear that Berry did extensive research before telling her tale as evidenced by the copious notes on various related subjects at the end of the book. What disappointed me was the god connection. It was distracting at times and the perspective from WW II was not as well developed as I would have liked. All in all, still recommended for those who are looking for historical fiction from WW I. Also love the cover!