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I Gave My Heart to Know This by Ellen Baker
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Aug 02, 2011

it was amazing
Read on August 01, 2011

Having absolutely loved Baker's debut novel, KEEPING THE HOUSE, I was more than delighted to see that this month brings us a new Ellen Baker novel! She does not disappoint with her sophomore effort. I GAVE MY HEART TO KNOW THIS explores the lives of three women in the early 1940's, Grace, Lena and Violet. We are also brought into the present day life of Violet's great-granddaughter, Julia who has come back to the small farmhouse where Violet and Lena once lived. The story jumps back and forth between the 40's and present day and what could have been a daunting task is done seamlessly with Baker's immense skills as a writer. I GAVE MY HEART TO KNOW THIS is an emotional tale about friendship, trust, war, hope and loss and what it truly means to love. A beautifully written novel with an impeccable attention to detail, Baker shines in her latest release.

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