Caro, gallant and adventurous, is one of two Australian sisters who have come to post-war England to seek their fortunes. Courted long and hopelessly by young scientist, Ted Tice, she is to find that love brings passion, sorrow, betrayal and finally hope. The milder Grace seeks fulfilment in an apparently happy marriage. But as the decades pass ...
Caro, gallant and adventurous, is one of two Australian sisters who have come to post-war England to seek their fortunes. Courted long and hopelessly by young scientist, Ted Tice, she is to find that love brings passion, sorrow, betrayal and finally hope. The milder Grace seeks fulfilment in an apparently happy marriage. But as the decades pass and the characters weave in and out of each other's lives, love, death and two slow-burning secrets wait in ambush for them.
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The plot of this book is pure Jackie Collins, talented beautiful woman gets rich older hunk, rather common hopeless lover from afar commits suicide for love of her. The style a ghastly overblown attempt at Henry James.
What twaddle, I hated it so much that halfway through I sought out antis on the internet and found a woman who said she felt like going back to the bookstore and asking for a full refund. So did I.
May 20, 2010
The best book I've read in a long time. The descriptive power of the author is mighty, and the plot is genuinely satisfying. History, philosophy, even romance - Hazzard hits a high five in all categories.
Laguna Beach, CA
Oct 1, 2009
Although the style was difficult and the plot structure very strange, I found the book absorbing, especially the bits of philosophy thrown in almost carelessly. She uses metaphor at the most surprising times, but the characters stand out well delineated because of them.. A difficult but well worth plowing ahead read.
Publishers Weekly, 1990-08-24 National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Hazzard here tells of two sisters, Grace and Caroline Bell. Born in Australia and orphaned at an early age, the two make their way to England. There Grace opts for marriage and its securities; Caroline reaches for more and loves not always wisely but well. ``A strong, deep, poetic, vibrant novel,'' lauded PW. (Sept.)
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