The story is set on the Channel Island of Jersey in 1940 after the German Army invade it.
The island quickly becomes divided , with neighbour ratting out neighbour to gain favour from the German soldiers in the hope to gain little extras from them .
Danger and fear are constant companions as people try and go about their lives while following the new rules implemented by their grim new residents on the island . My favourite character was Edith , she was a remarkable character who was full of gumption , very wise, plenty of sarcastic wit when it was called for and liked by almost all , she was also a herbalist who was very much needed at this time of unease . Seeing everyone's struggle with this new way of life was interesting , everyone coped with it differently and Edith seemed to be at the centre of them all . This is a thought provoking book, trying to imagine how people actually did cope when something like that happened made me feel slightly sick but the resilience these characters showed was inspiring .
I recommend this to all fans of war time books. These characters are wonderful!
I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading.co.uk
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