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Bombers' Moon

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  41 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The new novel from Wales' bestselling author - Swansea, 1941. When her home is bombed, Meryl Jones is evacuated to Carmarthen, where she meets and falls for half-German Michael but Michael seems to like her sister, Hari, better. Then the military police come for Michael. Meryl poses as his wife and helps him escape, and their relationship blossoms. But, as the war ends, Me ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Severn House Publishers (first published 2009)
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Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed the book but was hoping for a little more about the characters in Wales,the sister’s certainly rivals but found the story of of the one who ended up in Germany too fantastical.
Wendy Howard
Meryl is a young girl of 13 living with her sister Hari in Swansea, Wales, during World War 2. They have no mother and their father is off fighting the war. They're boarding with the Evans's when we first meet them, in the middle of an air raid in which Mrs Evans is killed.

It is decided that Meryl will be evacuated to the countryside, to avoid the harsh realities of living in the city at this time, so is sent to live with the nasty Mrs Dixon and her son George in the Welsh countryside. After bei
Helen Goltz
Feb 10, 2013 rated it liked it
I am an Iris Gower fan ... her dialogue and settings are realistic and you easily get absorbed in her world. I really enjoyed this tale of life during the war from those left to carry on. I was a little disappointed in the ending though; I don't expect everyone to have a happy end, but it seemed too simplistic after the journey we had taken. A good bedtime read.
Oct 24, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely war time story, was not as hooked to it as I thought I would be. I have read a few of Iris Gowers novels years ago and could never get enough of them, but picking up another of her novels after many years did not have that same hunger, I guess I have grownup since then and my tastes have changed.
Shelley Bo
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a much heavier book than I thought it would be. I could hardly put it down, mainly due to a longing that there would be a happy ending for at least one of the characters. Fantastic read, certainly made me think.
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book kept me interested throughout but I would have liked to have seen more on how Meryil coped with being a spy and the affect it had on her. The story of Hari and Kate was an emotional tale that depicted the agonise of the war beautifully.
May 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Thought this was going to be a pleasant light weight read, wasn't prepared for the tangled relationships and situations of the lead characters. Really enjoyed this book and will definitely read more by this only criticism was that the end felt a bit rushed.
Karon Lynema
Feb 17, 2010 rated it liked it
It should of been longer....more in depth.....they was alot in it...some of it could of have more than just a sentance about it.....
Sylvia Mort
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
always amazing reads
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Iris Gower (b. 1935) was a Swansea-based novelist. Her historical romances are all set within Swansea and Gower in South Wales.

Iris (real name Iris Davies) was born in Mumbles and lived in Derwen Fawr, a part of Sketty, Swansea. She had four adult children, though her husband of 48 years, Tudor Davies, died on 15 April 2002 after suffering a major stroke. She later lived with a partner, Peter.

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