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message 1: by Alaine (new)

Alaine Thanks Lori. Good review. It's next on my reading list.

Good Book Fairy I really liked this one!

message 3: by Lori (new)

Lori Alaine wrote: "Thanks Lori. Good review. It's next on my reading list."

I hope you enjoy!

message 4: by Susan (new)

Susan Johnson It was interesting that you mentioned Caroline and Paul's relationship. I thought it was off too and didn't understand where the grand passion was. They just didn't connect the way the author wanted.

I would have liked to read more about the Dr. What did she think about when she was sent to prison? How did she get out so early? Did she have a family after prison? How did she feel when she opened her own practice? It left me a lot of questions about her.

message 5: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Coughlin I do enjoy reading your reviews and I am also interested in many of the books you read.

message 6: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Smith Great review! Looking forward to reading this!!

message 7: by Jeanie (new)

Jeanie I agree, I thought the same thing with Caroline and Paul but after reading the author's note, I think the relationship tied to father's death in some way.

message 8: by Carolyn Lind (new)

Carolyn Lind Yes! I agree that the Caroline/Paul relationship did nothing to enhance this story. This was a primary focus in the early part of the book, and it all seemed so shallow I very nearly gave up on this story altogether. I was listening to it on CD while sewing and since I did want to listen while working, I went back to it. So glad I did!

message 9: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Boccio Hmm, I actually enjoyed the Caroline/Paul story until the point where he continuously sent her letters that she never opened. He tells her that she would understand things better if she read his letters, but yet the author just let that remain a mystery. I think the untold story in Paul's letters is what makes the Caroline/Paul portion seem off.

message 10: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen Watson " ... it still amazes me how awful humans can be to each other."
What I found chilling about Lilac Glirls — and it's not my first book about World War II — is how we still, in other countries and the United States, still look down on certain others as being less worthy of living than we are. Where does the hate come from? Is there a human need to feel superior? It scares me to know that this was not limited to World War II — or World War I, or the Vietnam War, or the Korean War.

message 11: by Meg (new)

Meg Great review-your opinions were very similar to mine.

message 12: by Silvia (new)

Silvia I totally agree about Caroline and Paul.

message 13: by Eveline (new)

Eveline Agree with you about Caroline and Paul's relationship.

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