A Young Wife follows the unforgettable journey of Minke Van Aisma across three continents - from a life of opulence in Amsterdam during the 1900s, to rough living on the Argentine coast, to fighting poverty as an immigrant in New York City. She is forced to leave behind a kidnapped son in Argentina, but sets upon the arduous task of struggling to find the child and taking revenge on the people who orchestrated his abduction. This tale of love, betrayal, and redemption is a journey that no listener will forget.
This is what I would call an "easy read". The plot and characters were not too deep or thought provoking but it held my interest. The narrator did a good job.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
The plot line behind this book is unusual and interesting by was over-simplified, like it was written for a younger audience. Some key scenes were glossed over while backtracking the story. Still, it held my attention and I routed for the main character Minke throughout, anxious to learn of a resolution. Loved the narrator, her voice fit well with my image of what Minke would sound like.