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The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson
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Jan 10, 2009

really liked it
Recommended to Haley by: Erin
Recommended for: Ariane, Ali, Tahlia, Lindsey
Read in January, 2009

Loved this book! It takes place at the start of WWII. The main character, Ruth, is part Jewish and needs to escape Vienna. Her parents and fiance escaped ahead of her, but things went awry with Ruth's escape. A colleague of her father, Professor Quin Sommerville, helps her escape by marrying her so she can have a British passport. (FYI: age difference = 10 years) The plan was to get the marriage annulled right away, but even that proves more difficult than either of them thought during those hard times. In the meantime, Ruth applies for college at the same school where Quin happened to start teaching. It's fun to see the romance develop.

The entire first three quarters of the book I couldn't put the book down and was reading every chance I could get. I liked the style of writing from the charcter's different perspectives, and I loved the storyline. The only thing that made me change my mind was the last 100 pages of the book or so where a petty problem arises that just made me roll my eyes. I'm looking forward to reading other books by this author.

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message 1: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey I have a book in my bedroom by this author. Look in my SHORT white bookshelf on the top left on the right next time you're at mom's house.

Haley Awesome!

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