Yes, another book: "The Lost Wife" by Alyson Richman. The story starts off as an older man attends his grandson's wedding and meets the bride's grandmother...who use to be his wife before WWII. The book is about their love as well as the ghastliness of the war....but also in how the human spirit survives.
I usually don't fall in love with quotes from a book, but a phrase in this book stopped me.
"She [the mother] always told us there were two types of women. Those who are lit from the outside and those who are lit from within. The first needs the shimmer of a diamond to make her sparkle, but the other, her beauty is illuminated through the sheet light of her soul."
Reminded of the Jesus calling His followers to be the light of the world as well as Peter in 2 Corinthians 4 saying we have been given the light of knowledge of God's glory in our hearts. May I always shine from the inside never relying on the outside to make me sparkle.