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I have to admit that I finished this book up over the weekend, but it took me a couple of days to write the review because I wanted to think though some of my feelings. After [b:Letters From Home|9413657|Letters From Home|Kristina McMorris|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1288813509s/9413657.jpg|14297764], I wasn’t sure if Kristina could follow up with an equally powerful second book, so I was surprised when Bridge of Scarlet Leaves not only equalled by exceeded Letters from Home.
In a similar fashion to the writing style in Letters from Home, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves tells multiple stories with a focal point on one moment in history, specifically, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the reaction to what happened to those US citizens of Japanese descent following the attack. We meet Maddie, a violinist who is in love with Lane Morimoto; her brother TJ; Lane and his family and a variety of other individuals. As a reader, I love when I can feel what the characters are going through, and I did here. Rarely do I cry at the end of books, but I was def. teary-eyed when I read the last page.
All I can say is that Kristina had better hurry up and write some more books for me to read ;)