EBOOK READ (Leeway Cottage) ´ Beth Gutcheon

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  • Leeway Cottage
  • Beth Gutcheon
  • English
  • 01 June 2019
  • 9780060825232

Beth Gutcheon ê 7 Review

Free read ✓ Leeway Cottage ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Beth Gutcheon ê 7 Review En hostage to what the fortunes of Hitler's war will bring By the time the war is over Laurus's family has played an active role in Denmark's grassroots rescue of virtually all seven thousand of the country's Jews Meanwhile in America Sydney. This book published in 2005 feels patently urgently relevant The story of a marriage spanning much of the 20th century it transports the reader to a small community on the Maine coast then Europe during World War II then back to suburban Connecticut in the determinedly hedonistic WASPy 60 s then a final flashback to the German concentration camp at Ravensbruck that re casts the entire story in a devastating lightI was profoundly moved by the part of the story that dealt with a mother s hatred of her daughter and how the daughter s stunted emotional growth painfully affects her own husband and childrenBut BUT most affecting in this book is the story of the Danish resistance in WWII how the better part of an entire country reacted as one to resist the xenophobic and anti Semitic German occupation Danes smuggled Jews from house to house and to the coast onto boats bound for Sweden where they were welcomed and protected Why were these people so moved to endanger themselves and their families At the time that I m reading this the US government is separating families and caging children at our borders What makes people refuse complicity with such crueltyOne character explains it thusDanes love peace And they love comfort and they ll sacrifice a lot for them But they cannot enjoy peace and comfort while behaving badly Also they have great respect for each other They trust each other to behave So when they saw that they had to they all reacted the same way out of simple pride and assumed their fellow Danes would do the samePerhaps Americans in 2018 aren t grateful enough for peace and for comfort Perhaps we neglect to cherish these things while we re always scanning the Internet for the next sale or trend or object of desire If we can abide in simple gratitude for what we have we can realize that we wish the same for all people for all creatures Peace and comfort A longer table No wallsBeth Gutcheon is a deceptively accessible writer Her books are engrossing hard to put down her characters so vivid that they melt into the reader s imagination and memory In Leeway Cottage she makes history come alive by peopling it with characters so real they re palpable Like Kate Atkinson Life After Life she makes me feel as if I lived through WWII can no longer take for granted my relatively peaceful prosperous existence I feel alive engaged and purposeful for having read this book And yet it s an entirely gripping enjoyable page turningly suspenseful experience Beautifully written I m so sad it ended

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Leeway Cottage

Free read ✓ Leeway Cottage ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Beth Gutcheon ê 7 Review Has led a group knitting for the war effort and had a babyCombining the story of one long American twentieth century marriage with one of the most stirring stories of World War II Leeway Cottage is a beautifully written tour de force of a nov. I only finished this book because every time I said a few pages and I was going to give up it would go a few pages completely enchanting and interesting The book itself though I didn t enjoy for 1 a lot of it was like reading a history book with pages and pages of no story but just stating history of the times I don t mind learning history through fictional books but I don t want to read a history book when I am reading for pleasure also the book was choppy one minute the girl would be newborn and then the next section she would be grown up etc the segeway between the growing up wasn t very goodalso I started out liking Sydney but toward the end of the book I didn t like her and I didn t like how she treated her husbandshe turned into her mother and I would have liked her staying different from her mother

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Free read ✓ Leeway Cottage ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Beth Gutcheon ê 7 Review In April 1940 as the Nazis march into Denmark Sydney Brant a wealthy girl of the Dundee summer colony marries a gifted Danish pianist Laurus Moss They believe they are well matched as young lovers do but Laurus's beloved family is in Copenhag. This book was very readable it only took me a day and a half to finish it but it was frustrating in its inconsistency The WWIIDanish ResistanceConcentration camp stuff was certainly interesting reading and compelling but it felt like a completely different novel than the domesticcomical rest of the book Jumping back and forth between these stories made very little sense to me as a reader I also really didn t understand why the character of Sydney was changed midway through the story from someone very sympathetic to this horrible society minded twit that no one could stand I kept waiting for something redeeming about her character to be shown but it never happened There just wasn t any logic to this and I found myself by the end wondering why the novel was focused on her life if she was painted as so silly and obnoxious especially in contrast the the perfect serious Europeans Why not drop the Sydney character entirely and just write the novel about the Danish resistance and life in the camps in WWII None of these choices made by the author made any sense to me Cookies for Santa is Snuggle Up Little Penguin A Little Friends Book in Copenhag. This book was very readable Cruel to be Kind it only took me a day and a half to finish White Shark it but The Ever of Callie and Kayden The Coincidence #8 it was frustrating The Chaperon Bride WITH Wayward Widow AND The Penniless Bride Historical S in Hans Brinker; or the Silver Skates A Story of Life in Holland its Doc Featherstones Return Lost Shifters #24 inconsistency The WWIIDanish ResistanceConcentration camp stuff was certainly Tia and the Firefighter The Pleasure Of His Punishment​ #12 interesting reading and compelling but Bright and Early Thursday Evening A Tangled Tale it felt like a completely different novel than the domesticcomical rest of the book Jumping back and forth between these stories made very little sense to me as a reader I also really didn t understand why the character of Sydney was changed midway through the story from someone very sympathetic to this horrible society minded twit that no one could stand I kept waiting for something redeeming about her character to be shown but My valiant knight it never happened There just wasn t any logic to this and I found myself by the end wondering why the novel was focused on her life The White Lantern if she was painted as so silly and obnoxious especially Dual Abduction Alien Abduction #3 in contrast the the perfect serious Europeans Why not drop the Sydney character entirely and just write the novel about the Danish resistance and life Seven Wishes in the camps Stumptown Vol 1 in WWII None of these choices made by the author made any sense to me