Sensitively written. Excellent development of characters... they came alive and touched my heart. I gained a deeper understanding of what the German people experienced in and after the war. Highly recommended.
Was looking forward to this book - a music therapist working with children becoming involved in solving a crime. I was so disappointed. The main character was poorly developed and totally unlikeable. In fact all the characters seemed poorly developed and lacking depth. There seemed no reason for their extreme reactions in most situations. I became so frustrated I stopped reading it before the end. I would not bother with another book from this author especially if it had the same main character. I should have taken note of the comments by others who obviously experienced the same disappointment as me.
The story gripped me from the start and held me till the end. Certainly did not expect the ending. Looking forward to another story featuring this detective.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Issues around redundancy, blended family, immigration and addiction are all covered with sensitivity and depth of insight. Characters are well developed and believable.I will be looking for more from this author.
I bought this because I had enjoyed Chasing Fireflies so much. This was an interesting story but I found some parts rather ponderous, long winded and too much detail. Eg I'm not really interested in the details of every tool in the workshop! The characters were well developed and there was a lot of wisdom dotted throughout. I think I will still be tempted to try another from this author.
I found this a practical source of ways to know God and work this out in my lived experience. There are so many suggestions for my life journey with God that I have ordered a paper copy to enable me to reflect and gain more from the wealth of reflections and suggestions in this book. I found it refreshing that Margaret Silf does not spiritualise with lofty unachievable comments and suggestions. Rather she facilitates God meeting us right where we are in everyday experience. I am pleased to recommend this book.
I struggled to get into this book. I found the characters lacked depth and the plot and dialogue improbable. The narrator read with an intensity that continued to annoy me to the end. I nearly gave up but thought I would give it a chance to redeem itself. It didn't. I just read Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin which was a great read, gripping me to the end. Made me realise in contrast just how much I disliked this book!
The writer drew me into the characters from the start. Moving insights into the plight of fatherless boys and what they most need, woven into a story with a gripping plot and believable, well developed characters. Will be looking for more from this author.
Good way to learn details of the 2nd world war but I found it a bit dry and ponderous. I prefer Ken Follet's account, which gripped me fully from start to finish.
This story gripped me from the beginning. Couldn't stop listening! The courage and tenacity of Nancy and other members of the resistance was inspiring. The characters came to life.
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