Top positive review
Reviewed in Australia on 11 January 2021
What an amazing account of a fraught and terrible time in the history of World War 2. I recently watched a documentary talking about this place and what the crofting community did for the war effort. You managed to combine the history of what occurred with a fictional narrative that was completely believable and made me feel like I was actually there. What a wonderful story you have written. I found this book hard to put down even to get some sleep. It has made me determined to visit this beautiful place in Scotland when I get the opportunity to go overseas again. My father’s relatives came from Scotland and Ireland. He himself, traveled from Monaghan in Ireland, to Australia on a ten pound ticket and worked on the Snowy Hydro, meeting and falling in love with my mother at an Irish dance. They would often tell stories about the music, singing and get togethers as well as the hard times experienced as children during the war. You have proved that we all hold hope and freedom in our hearts and though we might live in different countries, often have similar shared experiences.
Thank you for bringing this bit of history to life in such an exceptional way. Thoroughly enjoyable story. Chantal