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3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable but..., 19 Feb. 2002
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This review is from: One Summer at Deer's Leap (Paperback)
Once I reached the WWII part of this book I found it to be an enjoyable read. The author created her characters really well, and wrote with authority on the time and place. However, I was REALLY bothered by the modern day characters, especially the main one. There were so many things that grated - for instance, I know no one under the age of fifty who looks on a glass of sherry as an end-of-working-day treat. I almost threw the book aside, which would have been a shame as I would have missed the really enjoyable 1940's section. This was my first and only Elgin read and I really hope she has stuck to period sagas in her other novels as this is where she shines.
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Initial post: 7 Aug 2012, 09:32:36 BST
Melanie says:
I have read all of the Elizabeth Elgin and this was my favourite, I found it hard to put down and have read it 3 times so far over the years. It is a book I will no doubt re read again in the future. By the way I like a glass of sherry as an end of day treat and have do so even when I was twenty!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2013, 17:43:37 GMT
I've loved sherry since my late teens, and am under fifty!

Posted on 4 Feb 2014, 15:19:46 GMT
Sleek says:
I agree, I thought the same thing--She did not seem like a woman in her early twenties in the '90s. If the author had not said the year it took place, I would have assumed by the main character's speech and mannerisms that the book was set decades previously, like the '50s or '60s.

Posted on 27 Nov 2014, 23:11:43 GMT
annebailey says:
I have read this book five times now and it is realy brilliant,and so beautifuly wrote about the bolland valley.,and characters of world war two and what the airmen went through on there opps!my favourite book of all time by far!!!
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