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This book follows a secondary character from Somewhere In France. Charlotte is fiercely independent, articulate, and smart. I love reading about periods of history I don't know much about, and while this book is somewhat a love story (see, Valentine's Day!), it is also the story of a woman in post-war Britain who wants to make a difference.
It's interesting to see how women's roles (and fashion!) changed and how Charlotte viewed those changes. For instance, I take for granted that when there's an election, I can vote. And I don't always choose to vote. For Charlotte, being able to finally vote was a momentous occasion.
I love how much detail Robson puts into her books. I was so drawn in that it was somewhat of a shock to be reading about Liverpool in 1919 and then stop reading and realize I was actually in Canada in 2015!
In a week where I was extremely stressed and sleep-deprived, I lost a little more sleep to finish reading this book. And it was well worth it!