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A moving and utterly Breath Taking novel
on 22 April 2001
If you enjoy war time stories then this is one for you because not only is it fasinating but also incredably moving. As you read it you become extreamly attached to the characters, you almost adopt a maternal or paternal role over them. I found it hard to let go of them at the end. Josie is trully an amazing woman she deals with loss of life, confusion in the way her life leads and also making a life that she can cope with. Your bond with Josie is very much real and you feel the need sometimes to reach out and support her. Maureen Lee's sensitive approach to the chacaters is it itself most of the masterpiece. Her ability to create such realistic situations and emotions between characters is amazing. The life story of Josie is so realistic it could easily be an auto-biography. As a reader you travel through time to an era which is sometimes so difficult to comprehend but Maureen Lee makes it so vivid in your mind you find yourself walking down the streets of Liverpool with Josie feeling the heartache Josie goes through with her mothers death and the love and affection which she fially deserves. This is an amazing book it is a moving and a utterly breathtaking masterpiece, I most definatly recommend it!