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A cheap and dull love story
on 21 June 2013
The blurb on the back of this book is utterly misleading. It isn't a story about a woman's struggle between her duty (caring for patients) and her morals (not wanting to care for German prisoners of war in a setting of WWII). It is a dull love story. The main character, Theda, is weak and uninteresting. Both of her love interests are awful, pushing her into sexual relationships before she's ready, and yet they are both clearly meant to be sympathetic characters. It descended into farce at one point with incredibly contrived co-incidences causing misunderstanding after misunderstanding between Theda and the love interest.
The only thing I enjoyed about the book was the setting. The author did a convincing job of creating a WWII mining community.