Author’s Name: Andrew Lam
Publisher: Tiny Fox Press
Genre: Historical Fiction
Page Count: 304 Pages
ISBN: 1946501123 (ISBN13: 9781946501127)
Author or Book Website: https://andrewlammd.com/
Link to Amazon purchase page: Repentance
Link to Goodreads: Repentance
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
France, October 1944. A Japanese American war hero has a secret.
A secret so awful he’d rather die than tell anyone—one so entwined with the brave act that made him a hero that he’s determined never to speak of the war. Ever.
Decades later his son, Daniel Tokunaga, a world-famous cardiac surgeon, is perplexed when the U.S. government comes calling, wanting to know about his father’s service with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Something terrible happened while his father was fighting the Germans in France, and the Department of Defense won’t stop its investigation until it’s determined exactly who did what.
Wanting answers of his own, Daniel upends his life to find out what his father did on a small, obscure hilltop half a world away. As his quest for the truth unravels his family’s catastrophic past, the only thing for certain is that nothing—his life, career, and family—can ever be the same again.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have to start off by saying I was not ready for this book. It had my emotions all over the place. It takes place in 1944 France during WWII all the way to 1990’s Los Angeles. A journey across decades all with discovering a secret that pulls at the heart and gives a look in to what it was like for Japanese American to fight for American. It was a lot to take in and it has me wondering about a lot of things. There were parts of this that made my heart hurt and had to put the book down and take in what I had read. I do think it was wonderful written.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars