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I happened upon this wonderful book on Kindle Unlimited which included the audible narration with the download of the kindle book. While the title does involve an historic setting, home front Canada during WWII, I think the book is mis-classified and missing its target audience. I believe that the book would be better listed in the Religious Inspirational rather than the Historic Fiction category. Further, the cover photo is misleading so don't let that stop you from trying the book.
To me, the writing was really well done. Todd captures her characters and setting beautifully with carefully chosen descriptions and excellent dialogue. She uses a pared down writing style that gets the message across without belaboring every little detail and overwhelming the storytelling. The characters are believable which makes them easy to relate to and care about.
Wright's narration was excellent. I was unsure that having a man read a book with so many female voices would work out. In fact, he succeeded beautifully and I really enjoyed hearing him read. His timing and tone for each character were perfect.
Be aware that while the book deals with WWII and life in Canada in the 1940s the historic aspects of the story take a back seat to the religious message. Spiritual thought, prayer and the growing belief in God for the characters takes center stage. This was a positive, redemptive and hopeful story which tackled a variety of difficult subjects with aplomb. If you are a fan of Religious/Inspirational books this may be something you might really enjoy. I'm glad I listened.
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This was a very entertaining story. I love the era and it was nice to be able to listen while driving or cooking dinner. I love how I felt spiritually fed as well. I will be looking for more by this author and the narrator was great!
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