This was my first foray into the world of Penny Vincenzi and I thoughts as it had such good reviews I’d give this a try.
It was a long read and I seemed to be at it for ages. The story of Sylvia Lytton and her husband Oliver and their journey from in love newlyweds, to young parents of beautiful children then through the devastation the first world war wreaks upon their business and family lives.
It was a great read, full of good characters – the only criticism I had was some of the characters were a bit one dimensional – at points with some of the less desirable characters you could almost hear the villainous music in the background of the scene and cries of “he’s behind you!” but if you can bear with this the narrative is good even if the story mirrors many that have gone before.
I’m going to give the second in the trilogy a go so if that is testament then I’d say yes I enjoyed it