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Summary

A rich saga with characters that will remain with you long after the story's ended.

Three women linked by their blood, their dreams...and their sins. From Leningrad in the '70s to America and London in the present day, Kimberley Freeman's new novel follows the lives of two sisters, Lena and Natalia, and their cousin, Sofi, as they move away from Russia and all they have known.

Despite promising to always take care of each other, a pact to meet every winter is shattered as their lives change and long-held resentments begin to surface. Can that resentment turn to hatred? To murder?

©2008 Kimberley Freeman (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Mary
  • 20-11-17

GREAT READ

loved the story, narrative , didn't want it to end. hope I will find more books like this one...JUST LOVED THIS STORY....

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  • Maria
  • 04-12-17

It's just not the same without Caroline Lee

I immediately added this to my cart when I saw that there was a new Kimberley Freeman novel out. I absolutely ADORE her novels, and they're brought to life by the extremely talented Caroline Lee. I was so disappointed to find out that Lee didn't narrate this one. That's like having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the jelly. It stuck, and it was fulfilling, but it just wasn't nearly as satisfying. A great novel, beautifully written as usual, and this narrator did a good job... but I really missed one of my favorite narrators for this one.

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  • Tina Briskin
  • 01-10-19

A really bad book!

For so many reasons! The author did not bother with any research. Writing a book a bout Russians you would think she had to do at least some. But no. Not the culture, not the language. The people who read the text also could not imitate the Russian accent. Which is very strange considering just how many Russian speakers live in this country. Then there is the story itself - which admittedly I didn’t finish. It was too sappy too mushy too unbelievable. It ignores all realities of life. Please don’t waste your time or credit.

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  • Ray ray
  • 28-10-18

Love the characters

Love the characters and their relationships throughout the years. I also really liked the length of the book. It gives the reader time to understand each character.

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  • Red Hat Barb
  • 01-04-19

Another great story

The storyline was fantastic. There’s just one thing that I didn’t care for. Other than Sam’s voice I did not care for the other male characters voices. Very harsh and very coarse. For some of the characters it didn’t suit them.

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  • Yvonne Bekker
  • 15-06-22

Not the best

This was a drawn out book. not the best from KF. I didn't enjoy the accents at all.

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  • Love2Read
  • 01-02-21

Horrible characters; great narration.

I usually don't start a review with the narration but this book is different. The narration was absolutely fantastic. The story was very interesting but what bothered me most were the main characters. I don't think I've ever read a book with more horrible characters. Lena, Natalia and Sofi are the three main characters in the book and I have a hard time figuring out which one was the worst. Lena was arrogant and vane; Natalia was such a doormat and Sofi was the least unlikable but still came across as whiny and stand offish.

I did finish the book because it did keep my interest through out; mostly because of the fantastic narration.

Usually I like Kimberly Freeman's books, but not this one.

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  • Erica
  • 24-07-20

a shockingly weak story from Freeman.

I love Kimberly Freeman's writing. I have read multiple of her books. she writes some amazing stories that totally wrap you up. unfortunately this story is not one of them. many points for me were very unbelievable and over-the-top. it was read very well but the story was very lacking for me.

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  • Terri in Maryland
  • 17-09-19

Not so great

I was surprised to find that I really found this story disjointed and forced. Another reviewer said 'tedious' and I'd have to agree. I enjoyed Wildflower Hill and Stars across the Ocean.

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  • Grace L. Rappa
  • 01-08-19

Love of family

I enjoyed every word , as well as the content of the story. Family is very binding no matter if there are sad, happy, or ordinary days . Look forward to reading another book by this sensitive and loving author.