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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Thrilled with this beautifully written review for #Peace Lily

5.0 out of 5 stars In the style of Alexandra Raife..., November 17, 2014
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This review is from: Peace Lily (The Katherine Wheel Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
Peace Lily continues the story of the characters from Martin’s first book, Daffodils. The aspect I appreciate most about this novel is the way the characters are as real as the people who live next door and who have experiences to tell that might remind one of grandparents or great grandparents. There is a subtle reality in the depiction of their lives that reminds one of a favourite TV drama.
Martin has cleverly juxtaposed the democratic freedom of American life with the antediluvian British class system that was so under threat with the equalising force of the war. Similarly, she depicts the new role of women - quietly and without fanfare but as a fierce point to be made.
It is a timely reminder of the after-effects of World War I upon the social and economic structures of the world at that time, as we remember the centenary of that dreadful event.
Martin has a style reminiscent of writers like Rosamunde Pilcher or Alexandra Raife and Peace Lily is 5 star novel, with a promise of a third in the series. More than recommended.

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