Book Review: All We Left Behind By Danielle Graham

Title: All We Left Behind
By: Danielle R. Graham
Genre: Historical
Pages: 256
Release Date: January 10th, 2020
Publisher: One More Chapter
Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary from Goodreads:

The Secret Orphan meets The Tattooist of Auschwitz with a dash of Wild Swans

A powerful and incredibly moving historical novel inspired by an untold story of the Second World War.

Vancouver 1941

As the war rages around the world, Hitler’s fury is yet to be felt on the peaceful shores of Mayne Island. Sweethearts Hayden and Chidori are in love.

But everything changes after Pearl Harbor.

Now seen as the enemy, Chidori and her family are forced into an internment camp. Powerless to help them, Hayden joins the Royal Canadian Air Force to bring about an end to this devastating war – the thought of Chidori is all that keeps him alive.

Can they both survive long enough to be reunited? Or will the war be the only thing to separate their love?


A touching love story that beats the odds during a time of uncertainty and war. This book really touches on young love and interracial relations back during a time when war was driven by race and differences.

Hayden is ready to spend the rest of his life with Chidori, but when the uncertainty of world war 2 turns into an all out war at home, he has no choice but to join in the war effort in hopes that his love will still be around when he returns... If he returns. When Hayden is captured and the letters from home stop coming, his future with Chidori is uncertain.

I loved how this story played out. I don't want to give away the ending, because it will blow your mind, but it was a fitting end to a long awaited love story. A true touching story of the heart.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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