Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson

There is one thing about Chateau of Secrets that would normally put me right off reading it – it moves between 2 time periods.  But I am glad that Barbara from Stray Thoughts linked her review of it in to Books You Loved.

What I liked:

·         The setting for most of the book is in Normandy near St-Lo – a lovely part of the world
·         Both story lines were interesting and sufficieintly interrelated
·         The impact of the German occupation on France is dealt with well.
·         The book is very readable – clear simple prose, not heavily laden with description

Overall, the book was very convincing – the only slightly jarring detail was when one of the contemporary people went to eat at a small local bistro and were brought San Pellegrino water!  Italian water in France, Sacré Bleu!

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