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The author’s ability to paint scenes with words was so first-rate to me that I felt like I was actually there at times, as if I could FEEL the surroundings yet it was not so overly descriptive that I couldn’t use my own imagination to flesh out the view in my mind.My mood was ideal for getting carried away in this story.

Edie arrives at the castle the next day, and finds Saffy waiting to talk to her. Whether I would have do so with a print version we'll never know. By: Phaedra Patrick, Narrated by: In most cases, items shipped from may be returned for a full refund. Living in the castle are the Blythe sister. © BookBrowse LLC 1997-2020.

With Percy out, there is no one to come to the door. Did you ever go to a Tupperware party where the hostess spent forever demonstrating all the gadgets in a dramatically effervescent voice? All of the characters add something to the tale and you are drawn into each part of the story, almost forgetting where you were before until that character's narrative is picked up again.

$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. This contrivance of running parallel stories in different time lines is fairly common and seldom well done.

Percy is clearly uncomfortable but agrees.

At times hard to follow, the novel travels back and forth in time delivering the points of view of many of the main characters throughout the twentieth century.

And there weren't even any refreshments being served to make it worth having shown up? Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiancé in 1941 plunged her into madness. In many places, it's kind of a gothic version of I Capture the Castle. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published

Here at, we are committed to protecting your privacy. When I was tired from work and had a long car journey ahead of me at the weekend, this was great entertainment. Rhys Bowen. Meanwhile, Thomas, who has been delayed by the weather and wartime transport, has finally arrived. Their tale is told through discoveries made by our present-day protagonist, weaved in with scenes from the prescriptive of the various key characters as their story unfolds before the war.The characters were so perfectly depicted, I felt like I knew them personally and it was easy to get so completely sucked into their orb. Alyson Richman.

Juniper calls her Meredith, and tells her that she's done something terrible. In 1940 the day of Lucy's wedding has arrived, and Percy attends against her better judgement. The result is an extremely complex and masterfully wo. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.


I did enjoy the 1941 parts at first; Middleton is still superb at evoking an atmosphere in the past with lots of period d, I was very disappointed with this. She has throughout her life been subject to 'losing time', where she would black out and lose control of her actions. In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Any book over 500 pages makes me narrow my eyes suspiciously.

Before she can read them she has to rush to the hospital, where her father is being treated for a heart attack.