The novel brought me back to the 1930s - the years when war governed the lives of the people in England. As it was centered in the life of a runaway town girl, I, for those moments, relished the life in the farm which was so detailed and elegantly described.
Although I felt like I want to move in a town, set up my own farm, leave my current work and live a quiet and peaceful life, what really hooked me is the curiousity to find out what exactly is going on? Why is the girl here, why does she behave this way,who is she, what exactly is she running from and why don't she just speak her problem? Are the rumors about her and Eddie true?
She has met really nice people and as a reader, I too, felt an attachment to these people. However, relationships are not perfect. Sometimes, selfishness breaks them or stops them from flourishing even more. In that aspect, this book really surprised me. It was unpredictable. I felt shock, joy, sadness, annoyance, excitement when I least expected it.
When I think about it, maybe it has really happened before. Maybe, it is still happening but in a different setting. It is the choices we make. Sometimes, our perception fails us that what we sometimes think is the best choice may be the worst after all.
Let this novel will bring you back in time, keep you on edge, suprised and shocked. A good book to re-read ;)