I love to read and you must also, since you’re here! My 'currently-reading' list always includes a book I am reading as well as one I'm listening to. This blog, a labor of love and a constant work-in-progress, is a way for me to share my thoughts about what I've read; I'm not a pro but I am passionate! I have purposely not summarized plot lines because the people that do that professionally are so darn good at it. I hope you enjoy the opinions and musings you find here. Thank you for visiting!
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx
I love, love historical fiction and World War II era is one of my favorite time periods. I really enjoyed this book. Many reviewers have compared it to The Thorn Birds and while I can see the 'epic' here I wasn't as taken with the characters in The Thorn Birds as I was with those in Roses. There were times while reading this that I had to stop and remind myself to breathe, force my shoulders to relax. This story is lovely, and heart wrenching, and uplifting, and infuriating- all at once, making it worth every page.