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Gloriously powerful, a stunning read!
on 11 January 2015
This gloriously written, powerful novel was superb. Four friends, women from privileged backgrounds, struggle to absorb and overcome the ravages the Great War war has wrought. Everyone is expected to do their duty, yet some cannot, too much has changed. Set against a glittering backdrop of wealth and glamour, I love this era and was immediately immersed. What I did not expect was to care so much for the characters, solid, lovely Sarah, razor sharp Ava and Bea, transforming beautifully as her circumstances dictate. And Lydia, her torrid affair and concern for her fate had me turning pages long after I should have been asleep.
I have always loved Adele Park's books, she is an excellent writer, yet with this change of genre I feel she has stepped up a gear, moved into a different realm, evocative, effortless and extraordinary. Brilliant, thank you Adele.