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A WONDERFUL SEQUEL
Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2020
I am a huge Jean Grainger fan and have read all of her books. I was thrilled when the sequel to The Star and the Shamrock was available. I bought The Emerald Horizon for my Kindle and didn't put it down until I had finished the book. It is a beautiful story about hope in the face of hopelessness; kindness in the face of hatred; the human desire to survive against all odds and primarily the strength of a mother's love. I have read a lot of books about WWII, both fiction and non-fiction, but none of them have transported me to the streets of a bombed city or the gut-wrenching fear of being a Jew in Germany under the Nazi regime. I could smell the dirt, the dust, the sour body odor of the characters while feeling the gnawing hunger they lived with. It is an amazing author who can walk us through a time in history and depict it so vividly without sounding like a documentary or a history book.
I will read anything that Jean Grainger writes and can't give her work enough stars. Thank you Ms. Grainger for the beauty of your words.