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- Listening Length: 15 hours and 21 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 6 Jun. 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00D80UV2G
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Top Customer Reviews
The story is based around a family living in a small village in the 1950's, and with each chapter it goes to and from then and the present day. You find out different aspects of the family's life from both sides of the story, and I found myself rushing through each chapter just so I could get to the next one.
With each chapter you get a deeper look into the secrets hidden by the past, which in turn shows the main characters to be more real and complex than imagined.
The story is both happy and sad, and you really feel for the characters with the things they are going through. With so many twists and blows its hard to imagine that this can all happen within one story, but it does and it works.
I really loved this book, and am very glad that it turned out to be alot more than I had expected. I would recommend it to anyone.
The characters were very strong, and I believe that both female and male are strong because we have a dual-sex writing team. It makes for realistic motives and reasoning from all the characters, which helps to engage the reader.
The ending was a little too neat for my liking, but that doesn't detract from what was an exceptionally compelling read.
The plotline in the '50's is the best part, a very convincing romance and keeps you guessing on the full story. I really liked the characters in this half of the story. I really wanted to know what happened to them and this part of the story compelled me to read on.
The modern plotline was less convincing and I found it difficult to agree with the behaviour of the characters, they were less likeable. This part of the story was less beleivable and lost my interest at some parts.
I really wanted to learn more about the lives of the characters in between the two settings as I liked the earlier characters so much more and they had changed a lot by the later storyline. Overall a great and compelling read, the fantastic '50's story more than makes up for the slightly dull modern part.
I was also a bit disappointed with the ending, as everything seemed to come together just a little bit too neatly. I think it should have been drawn out a bit more to make it more realistic.
But this book is well worth reading, and I did enjoy the story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The two time frames work well. You get quickly drawn into the story. The characters are interesting and you care about what happens to them. Definitely worth a read!Published 8 months ago by lucie brandon
An easy read chick lit book. I like the way these authors work together and come up with funny and sentimental books.Published on 12 Mar. 2011 by Twink
Flashing between past and present, this is the story of three generations of a family torn apart by both prejudice and natural disaster. Read morePublished on 12 Jun. 2006 by maria1971
I have read all of the books by Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees, but this is now far and away my favourite! I loved both storylines - the 1950s and the present day. Read morePublished on 10 Jan. 2006
I am still reading this book but have to say how fantastic it is. Lloyd & Rees write brilliantly together, He knows the male mind so well and she knows us girls to a t! Read morePublished on 11 Aug. 2005 by M. Tindale