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Castroux, France, 1939: in a bare farmhouse above the village, Oriane lives in desperate poverty. When the Germans invade, her simple world crumbles. Passions erupt, moral boundaries break down, and rebellion is soon in the air. Castroux, France, 2000: In an idyllic gîte overlooking the river, Claudia sunbathes on the terrace. She's pregnant, trapped, and terrified of theCastroux, France, 1939: in a bare farmhouse above the village, Oriane lives in desperate poverty. When the Germans invade, her simple world crumbles. Passions erupt, moral boundaries break down, and rebellion is soon in the air. Castroux, France, 2000: In an idyllic gîte overlooking the river, Claudia sunbathes on the terrace. She's pregnant, trapped, and terrified of the future. She confides only in an elderly neighbor, Oriane, and discovers that she too once carried a shameful secret. Witness the horrors of war and the heartache that followed. A place where history echoes off every wall. . ....

Title : The House with Blue Shutters
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ISBN : 9781848874664
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 440 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The House with Blue Shutters Reviews

  • Hermien
    2018-11-05 21:55

    Maybe I didn't give the book a fair go but pretty early on I thought, why should I waste my time reading this?

  • Gill
    2018-11-07 01:45

    I enjoyed this book both for the interweaving stories and the atmosphere. The war years and the present were meshed together linked by a strong sense of place so that I felt I was there.

  • Anne
    2018-11-17 02:42

    Isn't it horrible when you keep a book to one side as a treat and it just isn't? There was just nothing I liked about this book, despite giving it 100 pages before giving up. The modern story is peopled by universally dislikeable characters: the historical story that begins in the early 1930s didn't hook me at all. And the style is so pretentious, using words you need a dictionary for and no flow at all. Really disappointing - and a strong contender for my stinker of the month...

  • Kirthi Jayakumar
    2018-11-07 20:45

    The book explores one world in two time frames- with a story line tracing France in 1939, and another, tracing France in 2000. The plot is intriguing, exceptionally well written and comes across as interesting at first. But the charm ends just there- unfortunately the story doesn't flow as easily as I'd have liked it to!

  • Iznaya
    2018-11-16 00:52

    Beautiful writing to read, and an engaging tale to boot.