Book Reviews of The Sunflower Forest

The Sunflower Forest
The Sunflower Forest
Author: Torey Hayden
ISBN-13: 9780380699223
ISBN-10: 0380699222
Publication Date: 8/1985
Pages: 436
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Not as good as Torey Hayden's nonfiction, this is a rambling novel which is tolerably well-written and absorbing, but ultimately not terribly satisfying.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a story of haunting cruelty that withered the soul of a beautiful Hungarian youth during Hitler's reign of Terror. Mara now an old woman relives the story of what happened to her and the decisions that she felt she had to make. It's quite unlike other books by Torey Hayden, but it is a very tragic story that gripes you.
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Mothers tell their daughters some of what they know, and nothing of who they are...
But some secrets a mother cannot keep. Some secrets linger and hurt until the pain erupts to desolate her entire family.
Seventeen year old Lesley adores her beautiful, captivating mother, who tells wonderful stories of life in Hungary and Germany before the war. There is one truth of that past, howeer, which her mother cannot tell; and it is growing into a dangerous obsession. Lesley's father tries desperately to save the mother from her memories. But love is not enough...
A mother's haunted present is blurring with the past...the Nazi breeding camp...her little boys' and her family is about to face the final act of a tragedy spawned in violence long ago.
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Book was okay. I enjoyed Torey Hayden's other books much better.