Well written and not predictable story of a brother and sisters relationship throughout a tumultuous childhood and adolescence. I found that the book moving a bit slowly through the middle section with a strong ending.
Interesting characters, well-written, worth the time. Would be an excellent selection for a book club!
One of my favorite books!!! Loved it from start to finish!! I didn't want it to end!
Fascinating characters, well written.
Hoogle Da Boogle
A wonderful read. I felt empathy for the main characters and thoroughly enjoyed the relationship of the siblings as it progressed over the years. The author does a great job of making you feel like you are in the places and eras she describes without going totally overboard.
The first two thirds are great. The last third okay. I did not like the mother. The mother was “saint” even though she left her two little children. She wasn’t beaten and her husband loved her. I found her actions to be selfish. As a mother, I could not imagine totally abandoning my child, for years, and for her reason. It made me wonder if the author is a mother.
Excellent! I couldn’t put it down. When I read this author I feel so connected to the characters. She explores real life issues