9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A Quiet Read,
This review is from: The Welsh Girl (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this book. I agree with the other reviews saying that it is not 'captivating' - I can see how it could be viewed as such. It is a lovely, quiet read though - nothing that shakes your bones, but something that will relax you and it is easy to just slip into this book like an old sock.
So in a way - I was very much captivated by it, but in a different way then I am captivated by other books. My desire to read was not fuelled by the desire to finish the book and find out what happens next. I read it because it felt like a comfortable old slipper that warms your cold, worn feet. A strange comparison, perhaps but fitting.
My only complaint, was that from the blurb I was expecting it to be more about Hess - he featured twice in the book and only for a short, largely insignificant amount of time. I feel that the book would not have sold purely on its own without that temptation at the back.
I was slightly disappointed in this as a story about Hess would have been interesting. It follows the story of Esther - the welsh girl and the german POW, rather then Hess.
Despite that, I still enjoyed it very much for what it was - a beautifully written book that takes you straight into the Welsh village, into the life of a plain farm girl.