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A beautiful rendition about the women of war.
The story follows a select group of women in the small community of Chilbury during the early part of World War II. The women are very different from one another, but have been thrust together by a war that has stolen the men, taking them away from their homes. Instead of continuing on with their womanly roles, the women of Chilbury become women of war.
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir is so much more than a
novel about war, it is a story about coming together and overcoming differences to create something positive. War is merely a backdrop for the more important message that the novel aims to impart.
Ryan is an exquisite writer. She seamlessly stitches together the stories of the women of Chilbury. She uses an intriguing structure for her writing, which is both pleasant and unique.
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir is a beautifully written tale that holds within it a deep wisdom, which is both elegant and veracious.
Disclaimer: I received a copy from Blogging for Books for this review. It is my honest and unbiased opinion.