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Eve is what I would expect of her character, but the more you get a look into the inner workings of her rather complex mind, the more you discover there is so much more to her than just an English farm girl. She has this soft, yet very strong-willed personality, set in an era where woman don’t always have the luxury of having an own opinion and say in every matter. She is grown up in so many ways, taking care of the farm, and the men living on it, yet she is so young and inexperienced in matters of the heart. She longs to feel loved and wanted, but is so unfamiliar how to go about it all.
Then she is thrown in an engagement that she thought she always wanted, and feeling all kinds of feelings she’s not quite familiar with for Alan, when Jonathan Doran comes along and throws a spanner in the works. Poor Eve is torn in two trying to understand her feelings, and fighting to feel the ones she thinks are the right ones for the right man, when for us as readers it is all so very clear what she must do, and where her heart truly lies.
I loved the complete honesty of Eve. It made her so very real and likeable. She makes mistakes, she longs for what we all as women, and especially love sick girls long for, and the fact she is conveying all of this in her personal account, makes her go into the gruesome, painful details, and give you the core of the matter. I loved that. No need to fill in too many blanks, it was right there in her very thoughts and emotions, making you remember those heart wrenching feelings of first love and the painful dilemmas one sometimes faces when one falls in and out of love.
My heart went out to Alan. He is such a sweet, loyal guy, clearly not the perfect fit for Eve, but such a kind and loving guy under his very few words and very down to business exterior. Somewhere in my mind I could connect to him, even though I feel we have absolutely nothing in common. That takes real literary talent, so kudos to Miss Sirois for making me go through all of these feelings, emotions, and connect with every character in this tale.
I also liked learning so much about sheep farming in that era. Who ever knew it was such a complicated profession? When disaster struck, I felt absorbed into the story, and kept reading to find out what would happen, and if a miracle would save this poor family.
That being said, I missed a few things in this book. To move the world is a book in the Power of the Matchmaker series, which has the recurring character of Miss Pearl. In this book, Miss Pearl only enters in the very last half of the book, when it is almost very clear where Eve’s heart will take her. Also it is so sad to see Miss Pearl’s role is so small. She is only meant to be a supporting role, but in this book her name isn’t even mentioned, her matchmaking skills are not even put to good use, she barely even plants a thought in Eve’s mind. That was a missing element for me.
The whole book was very detailed to the point of giving possibly too many details, but still being enjoyable, then the last chapter skips over 2 years, and gives you a glimpse of a possible ending. I felt a little cheated. If we are going to skip past years, why not to the end of the war, and the return of her soldier, and an actual wedding and HEA? Now I was left wondering whether Eve would find true happiness (which was implied at the end) or forever be alone (which still is a possibility, there is a world war going on). And this was quite a read to be left wondering at the end.
All in all, a good read, a nice change from what I am used to reading, and a nice addition to the series.
In 1939 Eve is about 17 years old and almost a woman. She has recently became aware that the affection she has felt for years for Alan, the young man who helps her father on his sheep farm in Yorkshire, England, has gradually turned to love. But does he love her? He is so shy and reserved she can't imagine him having any feelings for her. Then he surprises her by telling her he has signed up for the Army and will be leaving soon and asks her to wait for him so they can marry when he returns. She is furious at him for telling her he loves her but he is leaving soon. She cautiously agrees to be his fiance and promises to wait for him. Only a week or so after he leaves is when the sheep become ill. It looks like the family's world is falling apart and all will be lost until Marion, the son of a wealthy neighbor, comes to their aid. He is almost 12 years older than Eve but she is tortured with guilt that she feels so attracted to him. Does that mean she is a wanton woman? She can't bear the thought of hurting Alan but neither can she deny the attraction to Marion. Marion comes to her rescue again when Alan is injured in a training accident and her feelings become even more confused. But there is always hope and this time she is assisted by a charming mysterious Chinese dress shop clerk who seems to be able to read her feelings better than she can. The small elderly lady is able to give advice Eve didn't know she even needed until after she makes the right choices for herself.
The story's lovely and hopeful conclusion happens in 1941 with all of the most important men in Eve's life, except her father, serving in the military in far off places. I can only imagine that the author planned it that way so she could someday write a sequel. The men in Eve's life are on the doorstep of some of the worst battles of WWII. One is in the Philippines and two in North Africa, two areas of the world that are about to suffer horribly from the ravages of WWII; and a third about to become a RAF pilot which is surely one of the most dangerous assignments of the war. Perhaps that story can be told with the hopefulness of "To Move the World" and that would make a great book as well.