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Jun 02, 2010 Liz rated it did not like it
I paid twenty-five cents for this at a library book sale, and let me just say I'm glad I didn't spend any more money than that on it. It starts out with an interesting enough premise: the main character, Mara, is the daughter of a German father and an English mother and was living in Germany when World War I broke out. She is orphaned due to the war, and is entirely alone. Her house is taken over by the invading troops and is turned into a hospital manned by an American doctor. Of course, she ...more
Threw this second hand book into the suitcase on the way to a holiday, not expecting much from it. However, I really enjoyed it. The central character becomes a lady racing driver at a time when few women ventured onto the roads let alone the tracks. A surprisingly good book.