finished reading

I liked this book. Didn't love it but liked it. It's the story of five women from various backgrounds. I'm glad I listened to it, as I understand there are quite a few editing errors in the print version, though I did notice some continuity errors.

From the publisher:
As war moves ever closer, the sleepy English village of Crowmarsh Priors settles into a new sort of normal: Evacuees from London are billeted in local homes. The nightly German air raids become grimly mundane. Rationing curtails every comfort. Men leave to fight and die. And five women forge a bond of friendship that will change their lives forever in this engrossing novel of loyalty, loss, and love in the shadow of World War II.

With the hardships of war intensifying every day, the women band together to defeat formidable enemies and find remarkable strength within themselves to help one another. It is a war-forged loyalty certain to endure years and distance.

When four of the women return for a celebration fifty years later, their mission is not simply to commemorate or remember. They’ve returned to confront a traitor whose actions cost countless lives — and to avenge one of their own at last.


Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

I have this book sitting on my bookshelf at this very moment. I haven't really been motivated to read it, but your review has helped! I just read a book called While You Were Mine which took place right after the war. It was sweet.

The Gal Herself said...

It looks charming, and poignant.