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on 7 May 2009
This story is centered around a genuine financial crisis in the 80's, and how this drew people together, creating unity, lifelong friendships, and love triangles.
The good thing about Penny Vincenzi is that she has a great talent for engaging the reader. She carefully builds the story of the characters and I found myself compelled to read on. I do feel that the story was predictable in many places, and I was not impressed with Penny's use of stereotypical impressions (I have found these things in her other books). I believe that these stereotypes she presents is due to her lack of understanding of real people living in the real world - the very characters that she is trying to portray. I think that these things made the book a little disappointing. However, I would recommend this book based on the way that Vincenzi draws the reader into the lives of the characters, developing a sense of empathy and feeling for them.