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Beautiful . . . . Graceful,
This review is from: Days of Grace (Paperback)
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This is one of the most enjoyable books I've recently read. It's well written, well thought out and told with such elegance, feeling and sophistication. The story is of Nora at two times of her life - when she was a frightened twelve year old evacuee, and then later when she is just weeks from her own death. At both stages of her life, and probably for most of the in between too, she was obsessed with Grace - Grace as a young beautiful teenager and later for the love and beautiful friendship that she lost. Grace was the sister she never had, the friend she so desperately needed and the love she dared not act upon.
There is a great deal of sadness, reality and danger which is matched by such a lot of passion, gentleness and subtlety. I found the book totally engrossing and couldn't wait to get to the end - a very surprising end - and look forward to reading it all again soon, but more slowly to really savour this excellent moving story. I would thoroughly recommend.