I don't think I've cried at the end of a beautiful book like this, since The Help.
A little slow going but it turned out to be a very intricate story. I'm definitely looking for other books by this author.
If it was 75% shorter.
She did the best she could. I love the British accent.
I'd have sent her back to the drawing board to start over.
This was painfully slow, overly descriptive and the characters are either boring or extremely annoying. I had high hopes given the other ratings but I thought this was pretty awful.
This book is a great story fulfilling so many requirements to spellbind a reader. I loved the characters, they were so real! I could care for each despite their mistakes and faults. The time period for the story and the mysteries it contained were like stepping into the past. This book has intrigue, love of many different kinds, secrets to be revealed, human stories of lives and times that are believable. I could relate to the thoughts and feelings of how children, both young and as adults view the events in their lives, how understanding often comes later in life if it comes at all. How most of us growing up never consider the lives of our parents when they were young and what happened to shape their lives.
It is the best Kate Morton I have as yet to read. So full of life and the truths it holds.
I'm not usually surprised by plots and this one got me a couple times. there was a point in the book when it all seemed so sad that I didn't want to keep reading but I'm so glad I did!
This book is amazingly wonderful! I would have never guess the ending. Not a predictable read at all. I'm going to miss the lovable characters in this book. I just love the book and the story in it! Thank you for writing it!
You will not find a more deep, suspenseful, story of love, loss, desperation, forgiveness and friendship in a time of war. Nor will you find all of that with an amazing mystery that in the end, will blow your wig off.