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Feb 22, 2021BlueHippo rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Great book. I don’t say this often, but I really could hardly put it down. The characters are all so well developed and the relationships so true to any one’s life. Add in the fact that one of the characters was a real person (Dr. Kathleen Lynn) and some of the story threads about her are true, plus the amazing glimpse into the frontlines of the 1918 flu pandemic, as well as the history of Ireland’s treatment of unwed mothers and their children, and it is just simply a fascinating read. The only reason that I took of 1/2 star is because the author seems to be unfamiliar with the concept of quotation marks! I got used to it quickly, but it might be confusing for some readers. That said, it is MUCH more readable than “Wolf Hall”!