on 14 March 2012
After reading the blurb and the reviews for this book, I was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed.
There was some great historical details , and the portrayal of the men and women on both sides of the war was really well done. It was moving without just portraying stereotypes.
But the romance between Polly and Hugh was just lacking for me. It may be that this book just wasn't my cup of tea, but i never really felt any emotion towards the characters apart from indifference and a bit of boredom. In the end I was reading the book just so I could be finished and put it at the back of my bookshelf.
It's worth a read if you haven't got much else to do, but it's certainly not a book I'll be reading again, like I love to do with my favourites.