I came across so much hype for this book that my expectations were high. While I can’t say I was initially wowed or blown away by the multi-point-of-view letter format, I did become absorbed in the story by a couple focal characters.
It’s not easy drawing a group of women of different ages, beliefs, opinions and life-experiences together into one cohesive unit, but when they realize they need each other to create something good in a time of unrest, friendships form and they create beautiful music to battle the wartime troubles.
That’s not to say everything is rosy. There is a nice blend of ups and downs, good and bad, struggle and success to keep the reader turning pages. I didn’t really connect with some of the characters, at least not as deeply as with others, but still found the story satisfying.
Thank you to the publisher and BloggingForBooks for my complimentary copy.