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In 1869, "modernising" Russian tsar, Alexander II, decided to drag Russia into the industrial age. He began by inviting Welsh entrepreneur John Hughes to build an ironworks in the Russian Steppes. A wealthy, successful, Victorian businessman, John left his wife, family, mansion, and homeland to travel a thousand miles to a primitive backwater, medieval in state and outlook In 1869, "modernising" Russian tsar, Alexander II, decided to drag Russia into the industrial age. He began by inviting Welsh entrepreneur John Hughes to build an ironworks in the Russian Steppes. A wealthy, successful, Victorian businessman, John left his wife, family, mansion, and homeland to travel a thousand miles to a primitive backwater, medieval in state and outlook. A charismatic visionary with enormous personal magnetism, John persuaded Britain's old aristocracy and nouveau riche to invest in his venture, while concealing his greatest secret - he couldn't even write his own name. He recruited adventurers like himself, prepared to sacrifice everything, including their lives to ensure the success of his new town - Hughesovka. Men like Glyn Edwards, who'd spent his married life working out of hotel rooms to avoid his wife in Merthyr. The young and ambitious, typified by newly qualified Dr Peter Edwards and his workhouse raised wife, Sarah, looking for an escape from class ridden Britain. Alexei Beletsky, a Russian aristocrat who sees Russian's future in John's plans. Cowed Jews like Nathan Kharber who accept anti-Semitism as the fate of their race. And those fleeing violence like brother and sister, Richard and Anna Parry. Hughesovka is a town of opportunity and new beginnings that rapidly becomes a hotbed of villainy, where murderers, thieves, whores and illicit love affairs flourish. The immigrants live alongside aristocrats in manors, and peasants whose homes are holes scooped in the steppe and discover plague, famine and massacres can strike in palaces as well as pits. Within a generation, the town of Hughesovka (or Yuzovka), becomes a city. Some of Hughes's working class Welsh Victorian engineers acquire the trappings of aristocrats, great houses, carriages, servants and second homes in St Petersburg but the First World War and revolution loom just over the horizon . . .


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In 1869, "modernising" Russian tsar, Alexander II, decided to drag Russia into the industrial age. He began by inviting Welsh entrepreneur John Hughes to build an ironworks in the Russian Steppes. A wealthy, successful, Victorian businessman, John left his wife, family, mansion, and homeland to travel a thousand miles to a primitive backwater, medieval in state and outlook In 1869, "modernising" Russian tsar, Alexander II, decided to drag Russia into the industrial age. He began by inviting Welsh entrepreneur John Hughes to build an ironworks in the Russian Steppes. A wealthy, successful, Victorian businessman, John left his wife, family, mansion, and homeland to travel a thousand miles to a primitive backwater, medieval in state and outlook. A charismatic visionary with enormous personal magnetism, John persuaded Britain's old aristocracy and nouveau riche to invest in his venture, while concealing his greatest secret - he couldn't even write his own name. He recruited adventurers like himself, prepared to sacrifice everything, including their lives to ensure the success of his new town - Hughesovka. Men like Glyn Edwards, who'd spent his married life working out of hotel rooms to avoid his wife in Merthyr. The young and ambitious, typified by newly qualified Dr Peter Edwards and his workhouse raised wife, Sarah, looking for an escape from class ridden Britain. Alexei Beletsky, a Russian aristocrat who sees Russian's future in John's plans. Cowed Jews like Nathan Kharber who accept anti-Semitism as the fate of their race. And those fleeing violence like brother and sister, Richard and Anna Parry. Hughesovka is a town of opportunity and new beginnings that rapidly becomes a hotbed of villainy, where murderers, thieves, whores and illicit love affairs flourish. The immigrants live alongside aristocrats in manors, and peasants whose homes are holes scooped in the steppe and discover plague, famine and massacres can strike in palaces as well as pits. Within a generation, the town of Hughesovka (or Yuzovka), becomes a city. Some of Hughes's working class Welsh Victorian engineers acquire the trappings of aristocrats, great houses, carriages, servants and second homes in St Petersburg but the First World War and revolution loom just over the horizon . . .

30 review for The Tsar's Dragons

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jules

    Christmas Eve in the Workhouse is a short story set in a workhouse in Pontypridd in the 1930s. This is a touching story about a close-knit community around Christmas time. I strongly recommend reading the Author's Note at the end too.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bernadette Robinson

    This is the first book I've read by this Author and if her other books are as good then I'm in for a treat reading the back catalogue and read them I will. I can thoroughly recommend this book and as others have said, it's a change reading a book from a mostly German/East Prussian POV based on WWII, it shows us how not all Germans were as supportive of Hitler and his views as he might have liked us to believe. Part based on factual events and real people this book weaves a great fictional story s This is the first book I've read by this Author and if her other books are as good then I'm in for a treat reading the back catalogue and read them I will. I can thoroughly recommend this book and as others have said, it's a change reading a book from a mostly German/East Prussian POV based on WWII, it shows us how not all Germans were as supportive of Hitler and his views as he might have liked us to believe. Part based on factual events and real people this book weaves a great fictional story surrounding the events and people. The story is very well written and is definitely a page turner. Told in modern times with the past being told from a series of diary entries this story tells the history of Charlotte von Datski as she re-reads her diary. Charlotte is a formidable matriarch of her family and returns to the country of her birth with her granddaughter Laura, in an attempt to revisit where she grew up and come to terms with what happened to her. As we read the book we are enlightened to facts that have caused her to have a slightly unusual relationship with some of her family members. This will be in my top 10 books of this year.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    I don't understand why this book isn't more known. I wish I could give it ten stars. When it comes to historical and romance WWII novels, I prefer reading from the Russian side. (The Bronze Horseman influence, I'm guessing?) This is the second I have read from a German stance. (The first being 'Skeletons At The Feast') I cried many times throughout the extracts of Charlotte's diary. There is so much sadness but also love and happiness, although it is short-lived. It's stories like these that mak I don't understand why this book isn't more known. I wish I could give it ten stars. When it comes to historical and romance WWII novels, I prefer reading from the Russian side. (The Bronze Horseman influence, I'm guessing?) This is the second I have read from a German stance. (The first being 'Skeletons At The Feast') I cried many times throughout the extracts of Charlotte's diary. There is so much sadness but also love and happiness, although it is short-lived. It's stories like these that make you relise what true suffering is, and how lucky you are to be born in this day and age. It also reinforces my feelings of hatred and disgust towards Adolf Hitler. How could such a man be allowed to run a country? What a mess he made and what a reputation he has burdened Germany with. A quote from the book that I really liked was "Eternal peace only lasts until the next war." I hadn't heard of Catrin Collier prior to reading this. I hope her other books are just as good becasue I enjoyed this so much.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Scott

    You know how people who aren't bookworms try to be when they know you are? Years ago, I had a friend like that. And for my birthday around 5 years ago, she got me this book. It looked pretty average. You could tell she'd just grabbed it off the shelf randomly. But it felt rude to throw it away when I hadn't even read it! So this year, I thought "I better read this. What if it's great?" She didn't know what she was doing. It was terrible. It was one of those books where they assume you know exactl You know how people who aren't bookworms try to be when they know you are? Years ago, I had a friend like that. And for my birthday around 5 years ago, she got me this book. It looked pretty average. You could tell she'd just grabbed it off the shelf randomly. But it felt rude to throw it away when I hadn't even read it! So this year, I thought "I better read this. What if it's great?" She didn't know what she was doing. It was terrible. It was one of those books where they assume you know exactly what's going on. Collier didn't introduce any of the characters, she just let us work out who was who by ourselves. I didn't really get a clear idea in my head of what they all looked like. And for ages, I wasn't sure who was friends with who, and which ones were related, and which one was in love with the other. It was a small town, so everyone had some connection with the other people. It didn't help when she swapped between names for them. Sometime he was Mr Larch, sometimes he was Edward, sometimes he was Father. That just made it even more confusing! Worse, sometimes the same character would swap between names. As in, Rhian called him Mr Larch AND Edward at different parts in the book. If the characters had been better developed, I might have been able to work out who was who. I hoped that an exciting plot would make up for me not caring in the slightest about any of the characters. In the blurb, it tells us that there's going to be a war, and an affair. I love war! But actually, that blurb was a massive spoiler. The affair happens half way through the book, and it's meant to be a huge shock when it's suggested. The war happens 3/4s of the way through, and isn't as big a part of the book as you'd expect. Plus, war is meant to break hearts. I want to worry about who's coming home, and if they're injured or whatever. One person died. Out of all the people that went, only one of them didn't come home. One of them complained a lot, but that was about it. Okay. STOP. I'm going to talk about the ending, because it made me really mad. If you're dumb, and still want to read the book, don't carry on. If you don't care, keep reading. (view spoiler)[ So, Joey and Rhian broke up, because of stupid reasons. Then Joey had a one night stand, and got someone pregnant. Rhian had an affair with a married man. It was meant to be drama, but it wasn't. Then, for literally NO REASON, the married man got hit by a tram and died. I was meant to be sad, but I wasn't. Rhian was. Then the pregnant lady died in childbirth! So guess what happened then? Rhian and Joey got back together, and conveniently had a baby! Collier couldn't fix their relationship, so she had to KILL OFF THEIR PROBLEMS. I've read some bad books in my time, but that's got be one of the worst endings I've ever read (view spoiler)[ Okay, rant over, carry on! Well, actually, I'm still going to rant... Not only was the plot not what I expected, it also dragged. It took me almost a month to read this book. It's not because I'm a slow reader. I was still on summer holidays, I had a lot of free time. I just couldn't force myself to concentrate. I read loads of books in between this one, and whizzed through some of those in day. But not this one. I made so many excuses to put off reading this one. In fact, what I really wanted to do was give up and put it down. But I can't get rid of books until I've finished them, so I stuck with this one, just so I could have more space in my book shelf. The one thing I liked was Julia. I don't know why. I liked how straight up she was about things. If she wasn't happy, she told you. She wanted to be married, so she walked straight up to a guy and asked him to marry her because she was filthy rich. So she was refreshing. It did make me mad how everyone went on and on about how ugly she was. The man she married was attractive, so every questioned their relationship. I mean, they were right to, but it was still offensive! Julia didn't care though. She knew she was ugly, and she was very straight up about it. Plus, it meant she cared about being intelligent, something too few women did then. Overall, I give it two stars. I would have given it one, but Julia bumped it up a little. Not enough for me to recommend it though! Seriously, don't do it! (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kasia

    The story of Magda and her daughter is really gripping. I couldnt stop reading. However - historically this book is a shamble! As being Pole (not old enought to remember 60s but definitly old enought to know people who remember 60s very well) I must point out at least few (of many) facts from book that are actually totally rubish, stereotypical and untrue: • Church did exist in Poland during communist time. It was working as normal, not “underground”, church buildings were opened, priest were say The story of Magda and her daughter is really gripping. I couldnt stop reading. However - historically this book is a shamble! As being Pole (not old enought to remember 60s but definitly old enought to know people who remember 60s very well) I must point out at least few (of many) facts from book that are actually totally rubish, stereotypical and untrue: • Church did exist in Poland during communist time. It was working as normal, not “underground”, church buildings were opened, priest were saying masses and doing other normal priests stuff etc. however if you were thinking about any sort of carrier you shouldn’t be seen there too often. • There were no ration stamps in 60s. They ended in 1953 and then started in 1976 (fact so easy to check on wikipedia😡) • Having family in west country wasn't a crime. The same renting a room to foreigners. You won't be arrested for it. • Hotels standards weren't that poor as described especially in Warsaw and the one for foreigners. • Taxi wont cost you that much in $. $30 would be enought to travel accross the whole country. • Seriously, you didn't need to queue all day to buy a bread or potatoes. Peoplenwere not hungry all the time. There were foods (like citrus) that you couldn’t normally buy in shops but not the essentials. • It's not very likely you could find so many people who spoke English in 60s. Children only learnt Russian at school. • Not a chance Ned could plug his shaver in Polish hotel 😉. Plugs were (are) different. • In Polish traditional wedding groom doesn't wait for a bride at the alter, couple walks there together.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Siân

    I always thought that One Blue Moon would always be my favourite Catrin Collier book, but this has snuck into first place. Brilliant story set in a very different place to most novels. I love Catrin Collier, my mother grew up in the Welsh valleys and her books make my family heritage come alive for me. Magda's Daughter is set somewhat in Pontypridd but mostly in Poland. An emotionally packed story with great characters and a near perfect outcome. Thanks for another amazing read Catrin.

  7. 5 out of 5

    April

    I read this book without having read the series and still really enjoyed it. I found it a little slow to start but was hooked after the first few chapters! The author takes you on an emotional journey as the main character is on a quest to find out more information about her family after they have been affected by the war. The characters are easy to relate to and the author describes the surroundings beautifully, so you can really imagine the pictures in your mind.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Cathy

    I loved this book - it introduced me to Collier's books and I went on read the entire series. It is easy to fall in love with and genuinely care about what happens to the characters - definitely - A Keeper, to be read over and over.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Angela Thompson

    Can't get into it There are far too many characters and I'm really struggling with who is who and who's sister is she and what relation are they, I'm sorry but I don't want to carry on reading and I normally persevere till the end.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Such Sweet Sorrow is part of the Hearts of Gold series by Catrin Collier, which focuses on the town of Pontypridd and many of its residents, before, during and after the second world war. In this installment we say goodbye to many of the men as they go to fight for their country. The women are left feeling hopeless and wondering if they will ever see the men they love come home again. Love is lost between Diana and Tony after Diana admits her deepest secret to him after they make love for the fir Such Sweet Sorrow is part of the Hearts of Gold series by Catrin Collier, which focuses on the town of Pontypridd and many of its residents, before, during and after the second world war. In this installment we say goodbye to many of the men as they go to fight for their country. The women are left feeling hopeless and wondering if they will ever see the men they love come home again. Love is lost between Diana and Tony after Diana admits her deepest secret to him after they make love for the first time. She seeks comfort and consolation in her best friend Wyn. After Tony has left for the war, and the unexpected happens to Diana, Wyn offers her marriage on the basis of their friendship to give her an optimistic future where she will be well looked after and safe. Tina and Gina Ronconi are left to running their family's cafes after their father is arrested along with many other Italian residents after Italy's Mussolini joins Hitler's army. Tina is already under enough stress as she hangs onto every last letter William, her fiance, sends. All she prays for is his safe and speedy return so they can finally get married. Megan Powell, Diana and William's mother, is unexpectedly released from her prison sentence early. The Powell's couldn't be more happier to have their Megan back, and she is lucky enough to be released in time to farewell her son before he leaves with the army. Gina Ronconi finds her first love in Luke, a new lodger of the Powell's. Jenny desperately tries to make amends with her husband, Eddie. When he gets special leave and they finally see eachother for the first time since their marriage, bridges and hearts are mended. In 'All That Glitters' I was furious with Jenny and was appaulled at what she did to Eddie on their wedding day. Though this time I was feeling sorry for her. I truly felt she was remorseful and extremely ashamed of herself, and was so glad that Eddie found it in his heart to give her another chance. Eddie is finally optimistic for their future together once the war is over.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sheila

    When the Welsh miners of Tonypandy went on strike in the early 1900s, the bosses brought in foreigners from Ireland to steal their jobs, and the Welsh weren’t pleased. But handsome Tom’s sympathies lie with the strikers and his dream is emigrate to America. Unfortunately he’s a black-eyed Irishman in a village where anger is rapidly wending its way towards violence, and falling in love with a miner’s daughter doesn’t help his cause. Catrin Collier’s well-researched and well-told tale brings the w When the Welsh miners of Tonypandy went on strike in the early 1900s, the bosses brought in foreigners from Ireland to steal their jobs, and the Welsh weren’t pleased. But handsome Tom’s sympathies lie with the strikers and his dream is emigrate to America. Unfortunately he’s a black-eyed Irishman in a village where anger is rapidly wending its way towards violence, and falling in love with a miner’s daughter doesn’t help his cause. Catrin Collier’s well-researched and well-told tale brings the world of the miners' strikes to vivid life, with the grime of coal, the love of family, and the company of poverty set against cruel bosses with police and army struggling to keep the peace. The dialog reads beautifully with Welsh and Irish accents as clear and evocative as the tales they tell. Black-Eyed Devils is a lovely short novel, less than a hundred pages, that surely can’t be called a novella since its characters are so strong. Tom and Amy’s love grows sweetly as miners’ discussions grow more heated. And just when all seems lost, hope rises with pleasing surprises from broken dreams. Romantic, historical, and thought-provoking, with insights as valid today as they were back then, Black-Eyed Devils is easy to pick up and hard to put down—a truly enjoyable, involving tale Disclosure: I borrowed this small book from my sister-in-law.

  12. 5 out of 5

    KOMET

    "BOBBY'S GIRL" is a novel that contrasts what was the summer romance during 1968 between Penny John, a young Welsh art student in the U.S. (as part of a student exchange program with her best friend Kate) and Bobby Brosna, a 20-something American -- who turns out to be heir to an immense family fortune tightly controlled by a cruel, autocratic grandmother --- with the life 19 years later of the now nearing 40 Penny, who has managed to pick up the pieces from what had been a horrible tragedy in h "BOBBY'S GIRL" is a novel that contrasts what was the summer romance during 1968 between Penny John, a young Welsh art student in the U.S. (as part of a student exchange program with her best friend Kate) and Bobby Brosna, a 20-something American -- who turns out to be heir to an immense family fortune tightly controlled by a cruel, autocratic grandmother --- with the life 19 years later of the now nearing 40 Penny, who has managed to pick up the pieces from what had been a horrible tragedy in her life in 1968 and make a living for herself as an illustrator while raising a son largely on her own. The novel brings together the two time lines in Penny's life and ties up several loose ends from the past. On the whole, "BOBBY'S GIRL" is well-written and has a rather surprising ending. But it's not a novel that I would be inclined to re-read. I enjoyed the ride, but now I'm ready to seek other literary vistas. (The odd thing is that the title itself evoked for me the 1962 Marcie Blane song of the same name - 'BOBBY'S GIRL' --- which would run through my mind from time to time as I read this novel.)

  13. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Would have given this more stars but absolutely hated how the author character assassinated Sam, completely villainizing him when he started out as such a great guy. For that reason I also started to vehemently dislike Judy. Sam was not irrational, baseless, or wrong in what he observed in Judy once Brian was back in the picture. I don't know why it was necessary to turn him into an a-hole, would be rapist, and arsonist, when in the end HE was the party taken advantage of and made to look like a Would have given this more stars but absolutely hated how the author character assassinated Sam, completely villainizing him when he started out as such a great guy. For that reason I also started to vehemently dislike Judy. Sam was not irrational, baseless, or wrong in what he observed in Judy once Brian was back in the picture. I don't know why it was necessary to turn him into an a-hole, would be rapist, and arsonist, when in the end HE was the party taken advantage of and made to look like a fool. Additionally, I didn't like not knowing what became of Robin (and his awful sister) and if he ever thought of Emily and how he treated her and their unborn child. I find it completely stupid and unlikely that he never confronted Thompson about what he walked in on (considering how prideful those spoiled rich dicks are) and get the truth that his sister set Emily up and that she had never previously had any relations with him.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Magdalena Wajda

    I was disappointed, even though I did not expect much of that book. A summer romance between an English girl and an American boy in the summer of 1968. With Vietnam War as the social background and looming on the horizon. But I did not like the way in which this social background was presented (very one-sided, with arguments straigth from anti-war propaganda leaflets, no depth at all). In general, the book and the characters lacked depth. And this persona of "poor rich boy" seemed to be taken st I was disappointed, even though I did not expect much of that book. A summer romance between an English girl and an American boy in the summer of 1968. With Vietnam War as the social background and looming on the horizon. But I did not like the way in which this social background was presented (very one-sided, with arguments straigth from anti-war propaganda leaflets, no depth at all). In general, the book and the characters lacked depth. And this persona of "poor rich boy" seemed to be taken straight out from "Dynasty". Maybe I'm just too old for such books (but I still enjoy reading Nora Roberts, so this means I must have an issue with Ms. Collier and her writing). It was a pleasant read, although not very absorbing.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Redfox5

    This book jumps between the summer of 1968 in America and the year of 1987 in both America and Wales. It's the story of two Welsh girls who go to America for the summer, they meet Bobby and Sandy and have an unforgettable time. But a tragic car accident leaves a scar on all of them. Kate is dead, Sandy is missing, Bobby is disfigured and Penny returns to Wales pregnant. Lives are ruined not just because of the accident but because of Bobbi's cruel step-grandmother, who feels the need to control This book jumps between the summer of 1968 in America and the year of 1987 in both America and Wales. It's the story of two Welsh girls who go to America for the summer, they meet Bobby and Sandy and have an unforgettable time. But a tragic car accident leaves a scar on all of them. Kate is dead, Sandy is missing, Bobby is disfigured and Penny returns to Wales pregnant. Lives are ruined not just because of the accident but because of Bobbi's cruel step-grandmother, who feels the need to control everyone life with her money and power. One of those books you fall into and struggle to get out of. A great story with a very sad secret.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Annabelle Franklin

    A warrior prince fighting for his country’s independence, Owain Glyndwr was also a loving family man who fought for the safety of his wife and children. The author draws us skilfully into his life and the lives of his people, who had to cope with the raw brutality of their times. I particularly felt for the women who became collateral damage in the conflict. I couldn’t help drawing parallels between King Henry, who rode roughshod over anyone who got in his way, and our current government. Admitte A warrior prince fighting for his country’s independence, Owain Glyndwr was also a loving family man who fought for the safety of his wife and children. The author draws us skilfully into his life and the lives of his people, who had to cope with the raw brutality of their times. I particularly felt for the women who became collateral damage in the conflict. I couldn’t help drawing parallels between King Henry, who rode roughshod over anyone who got in his way, and our current government. Admittedly no one gets hung, drawn and quartered these days, but the arrogance is the same!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sam Still Reading

    Wow! What a departure from Ms Collier's other books- one her publisher 'found in a drawer'. Please keep looking! This is more of a serious novel compared to her Welsh series. Charlotte von Danski is a young German woman during World War II and we follow her both in current time and going back through her diary. This book is interesting because of the German perspective on the war and the current/1940's storyline. You'll be kept up reading this one!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dellaneira

    What's with this people in this book? Apart from disfungsional family tree, some asshole of a husband who want to marry up his baby mama aka his dead boss pregnant widow right after her wife kick him out. Some nasty lady, confused and angry, sleep with the one that got away right after her ex fiance beat the guy up. I always thought that calling a lady an asshole is rude. But this lady is right to be called one. Great book actualy, for when you want to feel some risks.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    The story flowed quite well with many twists and turns but I have to say that I didnt much like Helena... aka Magda's daughter. After Magda's death, Helena carried on like a petulant child instead of a you woman about to be married.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ann Thomas

    Un-put-down-able! These books contain such vivid descriptions of people, places and events, you feel as if you're right there, in it. There is so much heartache I wanted to stop reading, but I just had to find out what happened. Quite an emotional roller-coaster. Highly recommended.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    It was a shame that it was only after three quarters into the book that really sparked my attention. If it wasn't for as to being curious of the outcome, i would have given up on this book and thrown it out of the window. I thought the ending was quite intriguing and glad I stuck it out.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Juliana Graham

    I really like this series of books - a good old family saga, but properly written!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Velvetink

    11.10.2013 1 of 22 books for $10 (fill a bag)

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    this is a great series...

  25. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    Best book I have read in ages!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mel

    This book was such a refreshing change for me. I really loved reading a book set in the town that I live. It made me google historical pictures of Pontypridd. I really liked the characters and really willed for them to have some good luck and fortune. This book is a lesson that just because you have a favourite genre ......... you can definitely find a gem out side of your comfort zone.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Wow this book really was amazing. I was completely hooked. Staying up late to try and read another chapter, but the chapters finish on cliff hangers so you keep wanting to read more and more. Make sure you have a box of tissues close by when you read it. It’s one of the most heart wrenching books I have read in a long time.

  28. 5 out of 5

    irene black

    This was a great book found it hard to Put down storyline was really interesting characters were so good .would recommend to anybody and they would really enjoy it enjoy it

  29. 4 out of 5

    Angela Jones

    Brilliant This was my first read by Catrin Collier, it certainly won’t be my last. I will be reading a lot more by her. Thank you Catrin Collier

  30. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I wanted to like this but I just hated the love story. She so should not have gone out with the doctor and she should never have slept with him and never have gotten back together.

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