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Another great WW2 tale from Elizabeth Elgin
on 14 July 2001
I'm an avid fan of Elizabeth Elgin's previous WW2 stories and this book didn't disappoint. It has a likeable heroine in Liverpool girl Meg Blundell, picking up her story just after the death of her mother Dolly, who raised her alone. Meg discovers that contrary to what she's always believed, Dolly was never married, and she was born not in Liverpool but in a grand old house called Candlefold, where her mother was housemaid. Meg ends up working at Candlefold for the Kenworthy family as she attempts to uncover the truth about her birth. Like her mother, she falls in love with Candlefold, and especially with Mark Kenworthy, the soldier son of the house.
I enjoyed this book immensely, and couldn't wait to find out what happened at the end. As always, Meg is a wonderful heroine. The only real problem I had was that I didn't think Mark was all that likeable as a hero, unlike his equivalent Drew Sutton in the 'Buttercups' saga. I found it quite difficult sometimes from his behaviour to believe he was really in love with Meg, perhaps because he seemed to be more of a secondary character in Meg's story. Apart from that, I would highly recommend this.