The focus of this, the third book in the series, is mostly Cathy although Alice is still featured throughout as well.
Cathy has always wanted to be a nurse, but because of her stepfather's drinking, she has to leave school and start work instead. Things are not all bad though, Gianni is a friend from when they were small children, but is he starting to feel more for her than just a friend would?
This was a heck of a rollercoaster of a book, in many ways. Jack is an appalling human being and I spent most of the book holding my breath, wondering what horrible thing he was going to do next and hoping that he would get his comeuppance. Alice seems to have completely lost her confidence in this book, the courage that got her through WWII as a single mum, and it was sad to see, but it also speaks to the skill of the author that I got so emotionally involved as well.
All I can say is that I am very happy that birth control is much more reliable these days and that society as a whole is more supportive of women who need help. Having said that, the community that Alice and Cathy lived in was incredibly caring towards them and they were surrounded by family and friends. None of them had much money but they made do and helped each other out when needed.
Loving this series, looking forward to the next one!
4.5 stars from me.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1839 KB
- Print Length: 308 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture (13 June 2019)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07PMT39QM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 161 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #839 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)