Despite a slow start, I found When We Were Brave the be captivating. Normally, I adore dual timelines, but the present-day story felt too forced and it pulled me out of the story.
I was more interested and invested in Vivi’s story than I was in Sophie’s, and felt those parts were more of a distraction. I’d have preferred to have the story set solely with Vivi and her journey in WWII.
It was an interesting twist to have the story be about uncovering the truth about someone who’d been assumed to be a traitor.