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on 22 April 2012
Having read all of Rachel Hore's novels, I have found them patchy particularly in terms of plot. Sometimes it can feel like she hasn't entirely thought things through. Perhaps this is because I started with The Glassmaker's Daughter, one of her best so far; the rest have been disappointing.
With A Gathering Storm, though, she is back on top form. This is a riveting tale of strong women and the choices they are forced to make; of the ramifications of those choices that affect their whole lives, and the lives of their children. The author's style seems to have matured, especially in terms of her characterisation and scene-setting. The descriptions of wartime London, in particular, are fantastic. It is a gripping read that I would recommend to any fans of the genre.