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4.0 out of 5 stars Slow start but turned into a lovely read, 14 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase (Hardcover)
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This story is set in two different times. In 2010 Roberta is working in a bookshop, collecting letters and postcards that she finds hidden in books. She finds one such letter, from her grandfather to her grandmother, in a book given to her by her father and it starts her wondering about her grandmother's life.

And Dorothy, during WWII, meets a handsome Polish Squadron Leader and falls in love with him, but a turn of events means that the hopes they had cannot be fulfilled.

This is a lovely story, and I really enjoyed reading it. I always like books that are linked by two stories in different times and this is no exception. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because for the first half of the book I struggled to feel anything for the characters, but then it suddenly seemed to pick up and I raced through to the end. I liked the beginning of each of Roberta's chapters, which started with the transcript of a letter or card that she had found in a book - this was a nice touch.

Overall a pleasurable read, and an easy one too. The story and the secrets within unfolded well over the course of the book and I felt this was an excellent debut from a promising new author.
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