The historical aspect of this book makes it worth reading. Before reading this book I didn’t know that during the Depression the US government sent Gold Star mothers to France to visit the graves of their sons killed during World War I. The book provides a fictionalized version of this journey, focusing on Party A, a group of 5 mothers with nothing in common other than that they are travelling from New England. The downside of this book is how some of the characters veered into being clichés. There is also a twist at the end of the book that seems ridiculous and rushed.