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The characters were compelling and their stories were interwoven beautifully.
As Epstein fills in the pieces it makes the story more interesting and made me want to keep reading to find what happened and what will happen.
The characters in this novel felt very real to me and, as a result, I was fully immersed in their story lines and cared about their fates.
History can be so boring. I liked the way the author took a basic WWII story and made it come alive. The stories were nicely tied together in the end. Nicely researchedPublished 5 months ago by Connie C
The story skips around a bit but everything is soon tied together. This offers a great glimpse into the hellacious nature of war for all parties involved... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kassidy Ewing
This was a mildly amusing book though not intended for heavy thinkers. I enjoyed it, but there was nothing really noteworthy in its content. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Melba V.Andrews
I was born in the early 40's when so much of the story took place. My father was a consummate reader. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Joan Frisch
I will definitely read Epstein's other novels. She is a deft weaver of story, which is simultaneously gritty and real while maintaining an almost fairy-tale quality. A must-read!Published 8 months ago by Sherri Weiler
This novel brought to life the complexity of those affected by war. Lives unexpectedly intertwined make each situation come alive and visual details keep the reader wanting to find... Read morePublished 9 months ago by terry g juhl
I knew this book was not going to be a romance novel -- quite suddenly -- at the end of Chapter 3. (No spoilers: not a romance. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sherri Caldwell - The Rebel Housewife(tm)
Rather confusing jumping around with time and characters, but an interesting account of the history of the period and it's brutalityPublished 9 months ago by Pamela Vergho