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The Postmistress
The Postmistress
Author: Sarah Blake
Those who carry the truth sometimes bear a terrible weight... — It is 1940. France has fallen. Bombs are dropping on London. And President Roosevelt is promising he won't send our boys to fight in foreign wars. — But American radio gal Frankie Bard, the first woman to report from the Blitz in London, wants nothing more than to bring the war ho...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425238691
ISBN-10: 0425238695
Publication Date: 2/2011
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 223 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
This book is more character- and context-driven than plot-driven, so if you're looking for a page-turner leave it on the shelf. While the characters were interesting conceived they were poorly developed. In the context of the lack of plot and characters that I did not care about, the poignant writing about the horrors of WW2 felt hollow. Overall, a dull read that I would not recommend.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really loved this book. The writing was so dense, for a while I would only read a chapter at a time, like pieces of good chocolate. Towards the end I couldn't help rushing to the end (thus eating the whole box!) Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book-if you are a fan of war stories and their nuances this has it all. Inner conflict, romance, sadness, tradegy. It was a time in history that needs to be remembered...
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Helpful Score: 1
A hauntingly told story of how individuals cope with day-to-day life under the threat or reality of war, set in the days before the USA entered World War II. A radio reporter travels through occupied Europe; an American physician volunteers in London; a postmaster and her small Cape Cod community wait, watch, and listen. Even without the clever set-the-stage introduction, these characters and this story would have seemed real.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is my opinion only but I found this book to be very BORING! I read through Chapter 3 and just couldn't get into the book. The author used many, many, many words to say nothing interesting. I was extremely disappointed.
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Read this book in 3 days and enjoyed it very much. I liked the way the author included Edward R Morrow who I remember watching on TV years ago. Made the story true for me.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book right up to the end, which I thought was weak. Still, I learned a lot about the times and people faced with the realities of war, even it they weren't directly involved.
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Very enjoyable look at WWI from a US and female perspective.