I was looking forward to this as the beginning of several books by this author in a series. I enjoyed it, but it was entirely too long and the detail got tedious. I managed to finish it, but did not find the setting or author's writing style compelling enough to continue with the series. I found the narration to be excellent, but the plot was just okay.
Hands down the worst audible book I've ever downloaded. Thin plot, flat characters and obnoxious narration - a trifecta of terrible. Blasted it off my i-pod permanently about 3 chapters in. I am dumbfounded by the higher rater reviews.
Excellent historical fiction book with a whiff of time travel without being sci-fi or a too-heavy history lesson. I love everything I've read by Susanna Kearsley and wish audible had more of her works. Good characters, excellent narration and thoroughly enjoyable. I have re-listened to it several times and will always keep it handy.
I really enjoyed this book, which has a whiff of romance and a whiff of time travel without being a bodice-ripper or a sci-fi novel. Susanna Kearsley is one of my favorite authors and I highly recommend her books. I wish audible had more of them.
Good believeable characters, great narration and a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
If you enjoy formulaic romance for light reading, you will probably enjoy it. No real character development and came off like a recycled plotline.
Nice tale, well told. At first I thought it was going to be consistently depressing, but was glad to see the main character find happiness where she could along the way.
I enjoyed the multi-generational aspects and relationships between the women.
Good job by the narrator on both male and female voices and injecting personality into the characters.
Good characters, good dialogue and a hint of mystery. Lots of description involving vintage clothing that some may find tedious, but I enjoyed it. At first I thought the aspect of the blue coat had been prematurely resolved, but was surprised to see it carried throughout the ending.
Many reviewers have said the print version is about 100 pages too long. I was unable to finish the audio version. The narration is well done, and I enjoyed the first two sections of the book and was anticipating the conclusion. Then I discovered there was still a lengthy part 3 of the recording to go. The story started bogging down and became so repetitive during this portion that I stopped caring and couldn't force myself to finish it. Too many detailed retellings of the Romeo and Juliet story within a story, and the modern protagonists are not interesting enough to make me want to carry on to their story's conclusion. Don't know how it ended, but don't care. Maybe I'll give part 3 a whirl again after some time passes.
Enjoyable tale of women bonding together to face life's challenges in WWII London. Interesting characters and a realistic portrayal of the times. Nothing earth-shattering, just a pleasant tale about female and family relationships. A bit of romance without explicit sex scenes, and a refreshing change from the non-stop vampire/werewolf/time traveler fiction so pervasive these days.
Well drawn characters and relationships.
Excellent narration for both female and male characters, and a nice variety of various British accents.
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