I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!
I got caught up in the lives of the characters and couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen to each of them. The author gave life to so many different, engaging, people within this story.
I liked the way the story changed point of view so that most of the characters revealed how they felt at various points. I was also fascinated with the unexpected twists in the story.
I had never heard Caroline Lee read before but I enjoyed listening to her very much. At times, it was as if I were sitting with a friend who was telling a very entertaining story. She has a lovely voice.
I would love to have dinner with Gerry. He is so intelligent and has a wonderful understated sense of humor. He is also very intuitive and has a way of seeing what matters most.
I listened to this audio book in my car while traveling and tonight, when I arrived home, I sat in my car and listened to the last three chapters, wanting to hear the ending before going inside and yet knowing that I would be sorry to see it come to an end because I enjoyed it so much. If all of this author's books are this good, I can't imagine why I've never listened to one before. In my opinion, this is not to be missed.
Tell us about yourself! I am a retired senior who enjoys reading, literally and audibly. I play games on the computer (BFG) and Playstation
I wondered about the story in the beginning it was slow, however it really turned out to be a great book. The author wove a truly mesmerizing story. I kept thinking about the ending and how I never went there. Well worth the time.
This is a very good book. It took me a while to get used to the narrator's English accent, and the beginning of the book was a little slow and hard to follow. By about the 7th chapter I started to really get into it. I have a short attention span so I was pretty close to stopping the book but the reviews were so good I stuck with it and am so glad I did!!
The book is full of history, it has complex characters, love story, and I really got involved in each character. It does jump around from the early 1940's to 2011 and some dates in between. The ending was great. I would definately recommend it.
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This is the second WWII book I listened to in a row - not necessarily on purpose. This was so good I cannot get it out of my head. I liked this as much as Kate Moron's "The Forgotten Garden", my first of her books (maybe her first book on Audible.)
It has some very interesting twists and turns, but the end - the end was excellent – which would not be worth much without the rest of the most excellent story. The stories of WWII in England were as frightening as any other good read, but with a different context. It isn't like one cannot figure out what really happened – but honestly I didn’t get the whole picture. It was so – good – and right at what really happened.
The title is excellent. I cannot wait to listen to it again! And again!! It is very worth the credit!!!
Yes, I would recommend this book. Very sweet and the perfect amount of suspense and mystery. I loved the character development. Great twists and turns, and she ends the book amazingly perfect! I've listened to only one of Kate Morton's other books, but will be downloading the others.
The story captured me from the beginning. I have an affinity for WWII based novels since I had several close relatives involved in the fighting. I especially admire the courage and tenacity of the British during the London blitz.
I loved the way this plot developed....What did Mom do during the war? Who are the people in these photos? Was she a villain or a victim? So many questions to be answered...so little time since she is dying. There is a breathtaking plot twist at the end that I didn't see coming!
The reader did an excellent job. I liked the way she developed the characters one by one.
Very enjoyable. I will look for more by Kate Morton. (already read The House at Riverton)
It is a well kept secret, even from the reader. I am not often surprised by a story line but this one did surprise me but only in the best way.
Laurel, I loved discovering right along with her the secret.
Easy to listen to.
I like epic stories which in the telling the story reveal some truths of human nature. Stories which have well developed characters that make you feel like you know them. Kate provides these requirements in spades and I can not wait to read more of her stories.
Yes...long but keeps reader engaged! Lots of twists and turns.
When Laurel looks at the picture and finds out who her mother really is.
The initial Peter Pan rehearsal in the attic-when Jimmy thinks he has caught Vivien but finds out what she is really doing.
Yes, but pretty much impossible due to the length.
I was unfamiliar with the author, but I am now looking for other books by the same author. So much better than the so-called bestselling authors who write formulaic novels containing the same plot over and over again.