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Angel Makers by Jessica Gregson
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Nov 07, 2011

really liked it
Read from November 07 to 26, 2011

This is a great read. It's an historical account of a small Hungarian village that undergoes some interesting changes over the years. Sari Arany is an interesting and smart young girl in the village who gained experience working with herbs from her father who unfortunately dies when Sari is only 14, leaving her to fend for herself. It's not that difficult for Sari however, because she takes up residence with the crone midwife of the village, Judit. The story changes when the men go off to fight in the war and a POW camp is put in place not far from the village. The women of the village go help at the POW camp and make friends with the prisoners and are not bound to them the same way many of them were bound to their brutish husbands. The fun ends when the war ends and the men of the village begin to return home. Many of them were not that nice before and they come home worse than ever. Sari was bestowed to marry a young soldier who returns home thinking she is his property. Due to many unfortunate circumstances, Sari feels she must take matters into her own hands, and she does. In fact, she helps many women in the village.

This was a great read if you like historical books, fiction or non. This is a fictional account of true happens. Sari however is a great character and I know it's not likely, but more historical fiction regarding her as a character would make a great series. I enjoyed the writing of Jessica Gregson and I think this is a fabulous first novel and hope to see more from her in the future.

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