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Theodora knows she can't keep her five beautiful daughters at home forever - they're too curious, too free spirited, too like their late father. And so, before each girl leaves the small house on the riverside at the foot of Mount Olympus, Theodora makes sure they know they are always welcome to return.
A devoted and resilient mother, Theodora has lived through World War II, through the Nazi occupation of Greece, and through her husband's death, and now she endures the twenty-year-long silence of her daughters' absence. Her children have their own lives - they've married, traveled the world, and courted romance, fame, and even tragedy. But as they become modern, independent women in pursuit of their dreams, Theodora knows they need her - and each other - more than ever. Have they grown so far apart that they've forgotten their childhood house in its tiny village, or will their broken hearts finally lead them home?
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By Anne Ettinger on 11-06-17
Terrific and unique story.
This book is very long, but I hated for it to end. Interesting storyline, is actually 6 separate stories that start and end as one. Tales of a mother and her 5 daughter are individual, yet woven together so well!
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By Lana Lee Plum on 05-27-18
What is true love and happiness?
This is the story of 5 girls who grew up in a small village in Greece at the foot of Mount Olympus. Lena Manta does a magnificent job of exploring the meaning of love. I really enjoyed reading the book and learning about the culture as well as society in Greece. Narration sure and characters so real and memorable. Love it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful