Find Me Again

Written by Sylvia Maultash Warsh
Review by Ilysa Magnus

In this Edgar-winning novel spanning three centuries from Enlightenment Europe, Nazi Germany, and present-day Toronto, Warsh’s protagonist must resolve mysteries both old and new. Thirty-something Dr. Rebecca Temple has recently lost her husband but remains close to his mother, Sarah, who grew up in Poland and escaped the Holocaust. Through Sarah, Rebecca meets a charming Polish count who has completed a manuscript about a young princess living in Enlightenment Europe. After the count is inexplicably murdered, Rebecca begins to read his manuscript, realizing quickly that there is a connection between the count’s death and the manuscript revelations about the relationship between Catherine the Great and the last Polish king, Poniatowski.

This is a fascinating journey through the 18th century world of a young princess, through the horror of Nazi Poland and through the emotional upheavals facing a widowed young professional. Yet, despite the centuries, Warsh has managed to forge a bond between Rebecca and Catherine and between Rebecca and the count. Rebecca is an attractive character—bold, forceful, determined, resilient, smart—yet extremely vulnerable in her mourning. I enjoyed this book immensely.