This story is told from the perspective of a newly adopted girl in WWII and the same person when she is 80-something living at Salt Winds. It‘s a somewhat slow, moody read about a tragedy the girl witnessed and its affect on her as she nears death, but its well written and good enough to keep your interest to the end. She‘s a flawed character making bad decisions at both ages, which is frustrating but necessary to the story. 3-1/2 stars
Love this description of snow.
“It‘s started snowing again. It‘s too dark to see anything through the indigo window—and anyway their reflections are in the way—but Virginia senses it all the same. There‘s a prickly silence that comes with snowfall, and it‘s more than just absence of sound. It‘s heavy. If you put that silence on the kitchen scales, they‘d tilt with a loud clang.”
““Ready?” Lorna whispered, taking the weapon back and crooking her finger around the trigger. Virginia nodded, caught halfway between gratitude and mild resentment. This wasn‘t the sort of thing proper mothers got up to with their daughters. On the other hand, it was exciting.”
Then I guess my mom wasn‘t proper! Ha! We were an intrepid bunch growing up in Texas. I learned at a very young age gun safety and how to shoot a rifle. It was exciting!
What a page turner! I‘ve read 4 of Penny‘s books and her books have not disappointed. I loved the OUTRAGEOUS affair(s) in this book, the way you care about the characters in the story and the depth of storytelling that makes you want to keep reading. Read this book if you like suspense, drama, and love. Onto the next Penny Vincenzi book. 👍🏽👍🏽
So happy that hoopla has a few more of the audio books in the series.. I have discovered this month that I‘m a mood reader.. I have months where I will read 2+ books a month and then there are months like June where I didn‘t want to read but crochet I did read 1 physical book