The story itself was a little slow going, but once you get into it, you can't let go. I don't normally write reviews of books but this one took me by surprise and left me wanting more. I am now hooked on Kate Morton's stories and Caroline Lee is an incredible orator. I can't wait to read another of their books.
I couldn't possibly pick just one character, they were so intertwined that I have to say I loved them all.
I don't want to give the story away. Suffice it to say that when the story unfolded, I was both surprised and delighted at the turn the story took.
I listen to books mostly at night to relax. This book though, kept me wanting to listen to more. I ended up going to bed early to listen to the book to help relax me and put me to sleep and instead, I stayed up late listening to it!
Great Book. Will listen to many more of her books and just love the sound of Caroline Lee's voice. Couldn't have picked a better orator.
Having not read the print version I don't know.
I would try another one, the story was entertaining.
The bomb scene
When is a secret best left a secret?
I enjoyed this story. As I said it was a little predictable but I enjoyed it. I liked the scenes moving between the mother and daughters lives and the way that the sisters interacted. It was very well read with distinguishable characters.
Yes, you just fall in love with all the characters’ and don't want it to end, what a sweet sweet story.
Her voice is such a pleasure to listen too its like music to the ears.
I had no favorite character I loved Dolly, Jimmy and Vivian
I think it was very compelling in audio.
The realistic representation of the Blitz destroying the cafe.
The characters were easily discernible from each other.
When the daughter realized the truth about her mother it was truly a moving moment.
I kept finding other work to do so I wouldn't have to stop listening!
The atomsphere of the plot with her accent.
Really enjoyed this book. The Caroline Lee really uses her voice to suck you into the story. I like the way Kate Morton writes, she gets you all involved with one character and then switched to new one in the next chapter.
Mystery that affects two generations
This is the second book I've listened to from Kate Morton, and if the third one is overly long like this one, it will be my last
She lingers over every word, making the book at least 50% longer than it needed to be. Thank goodness for the ability to speed up the voice - although I had to listen to the last half of the book as if it was read by Alvin and the Chipmunks, it was the only way I would be able to finish it. I was going crazy listening to word - pause - word - pause - word....
I spent far too long with these people as it was.
Maybe I've lost the ability to be surprised, but I figured out the "big mystery" about half way through.
Kate Morton couldn't get any better, she wrote this. It is clear that Morton gets better with her slight of hand with each book, and her slight of hand was pure perfection in this book. When the secret is revealed in the book, which, as always was read expertly by Caroline Lee, I have to admit, I slammed on my brakes in the middle of the freeway, and yelled, "What the...!" I always look forward to Kate Morton's books, but now I am excited to see how she is going to knock my socks off next time!
The characters are amazing and the author takes you into their world with wit and charm.
Traveling back into history and putting the pieces together in such a way that I could not stop listening.
When I realized who the mother really was.
A must listen for anyone who likes good fiction. Kate Morton is one of my favorite authors.
This is the second time I've been put to sleep by a Kate Morton book. I guess that is good news if you listen to your stories at night to help with sleep. Way too much detail in this book - could have been half as long.