WW2 stories always get to my heart. This one was in Hungary with a young child whos mother died during childbirth and then the dad who died in war. This child inherited an orange cat from their mother.
They were constantly traveling and avoiding air raids by hiding anywhere they could. The child never, not once, would leave the cat behind. He never tried to run, and was such a comfort during the scary times.
Then before they could make it to the United States, the cat died. It was sad and touching the devotion they had to each other.
Not many stories I have read in the Historical fiction bring in any animals. Maybe I have just happen to miss them. I’m not sure where these books sit on the non/fiction category but that’s okay because I like them anyways.