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Helen Carey is the author of Lavender Road, Some Sunny Day, On a Wing and a Prayer, Slick Deals and The Art of Loving. Having spent time in various parts of the world she now lives in West Wales where she and her husband run their small farm as a conservation project. She is a fellow of the Royal Literary Fund and teaches creative writing at the local university. Previously she has worked as a tour guide, oil trader, management consultant and army officer. She is also an artist and has a small gallery in a converted goat shed.
on March 08, 2012 :
This is the first of Helen Carey's books that I read - and it will certainly not be the last. The story is absolutely rivetting, the characters are strongly drawn, believable and you really care about them and their futures. The Second World War was obviously awful for soldiers and their families but this novel vividly reconstructs the privations and challenges to citizens as the war began to dominate their lives. Great read!
(reviewed long after purchase)