I wasn't very sure about this series...it takes place in England, and I normally NEVER read books that take place outside the U.S., but it's set during WWII, and is a family saga, so I figured I'd give it a shot. SOOOOOO glad I did!
The story focuses on the two oldest of the five privileged Granville sisters. Rosie and Juliet are coming out as debutantes at the same time (1935) and Rosie is NOT happy about sharing the spotlight with her one-year younger, sensual and sexy sister. And, just as Rosie predicted, Juliet absolutely outshines the more practical and reserved Rosie.
Overall, the story is very entertaining, and VERY difficult to put down. There are scandals, tragedies, and always in the background is the constant threat of war with Germany. My only complaint (and it really couldn't be helped, as it's an important part of the book) is just how incredibly shallow and ignorant Liza Granville (the girls mother) is. She only cares about where and when the next dinner party is, and making sure her and the girls all have new dresses for the occasion.
But that little thing aside, this is a great story. I've already started on The Granville Affair, book two in this series, and am definitely looking forward to seeing how this family's saga plays out. If you're interested in this type book...i.e. war, drama, family saga...then I absolutely recommend you give this series a try!