When I read Mandi’s take on The Invisible Bridge (by Julie Orringer), I put the book on my mental reading list. Fast forward a few months and I needed a book to take with me on vacation and this one came to mind. Oh my gosh!! This was an incredible story!! An epic journey through WWII following a young man from Budapest to Paris and back (have I mentioned before I am fascinated by WWII?). I enjoy reading about places I have been and this was no exception, especially as it seems not too long ago I was in Paris as well as Budapest. Plus the story was so compelling – each character was carefully brought to life and I cared about each one. It was a masterful story. I was in Austria and literally wanted to stay in my hotel room and keep reading this book. My one complaint is that I felt it ended a little abruptly. I would have liked a little more closure with the characters. But it was an amazing, sweeping, powerful read. I would highly recommend it.