this is a wonderful book. I was recommended to read this by a work colleague as historical novels are not my usual reading material. However I was enthralled by this family and what made it more worthy was the fact that it was based on true account of peoples lives from letters written. The power of the pen never ceases to amaze me, and it is a sad thought that children today know how to text and twitter, but rarely write a letter!
This book is a definite must read book for anyone as the people draw you into their lives, but it is difficult to put down, so allow yourself time to get into the book.