by Kate Morton
This book was absolutely amazing. AMAZING!!! I feel like I have really hit the jackpot with all these great novels I have been digging into lately!
I cannot say enough good things about this book. I almost always have my own two cents worth of constructive criticism when it comes to the books I read, but not with this one. I would not change a thing.
This book is set in present time while also during the time of WWII. In modern day, Laurel sits at her mother's death bed (along with her 3 other sisters) trying to put together the pieces of a mysterious incident that happened in her childhood many years ago. This, requires her to delve into the life of her mother when she was young and lived in London during the war. The author weaves through this story from the viewpoint of several different characters. Each chapter switches from present time to the war time. This is done beautifully and her writing is almost poetic. Morton has a way with her words that demands full attention from her reader. Because of this, you will fall into her world of writing and be desperate to return each time you have to put the book down.
Her words take you down many different paths of knowing what really happened many years ago and you will be caught off-guard until the very last page.
I can't say this is my favorite book of all time, because that can change for me daily :), but I will say this is right up there!! After I finish up the books on my 'to read' shelf, I will most certainly be indulging in some more of her work... in fact, I think I will put a couple of her books on my Christmas list!