In 1919, a sudden tragedy tears Betsy's family apart. Her childhood and life, and that of her siblings, will change irrevocably.
Betsy grows up in the years between the two wars. During this time of hardship, she faces many struggles and losses.
Will she develop the strength and determination to find her own way in life?
Will things work out In the End?
There was nothing notably different about that bleak and gloomy day back in December 1919; nothing to warn me or prepare me for what was about to change my life forever. Yet my most vivid memories will always be attached to that winter, and every minute detail would stay with me, forever embedded in my mind.
Ok, first off I have to admit a slight bias - I am the publisher. BUT, from the off I loved this book and the way it's written. It is so descriptive that you live every moment with the characters. The book follows the life of Betsy Colborne from early childhood to womanhood and motherhood. We see her go through early loss; school life and all that can accompany that; moving into employment and how class can highlight people's flaws; her first loves and the confusion and hurt that can...