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A war, a woman, and memories plagued Edward for years and became more intense after he and his wife went back to France for a dedication ceremony for the company he was in during WWI.
UNRAVELLED goes back and forth from past to present revealing feelings, desires, and regrets. The characters are likable but not lovable. Edward does the unthinkable when he is in France and ruins his life as well as his wife's life.
UNRAVELLED is the perfect title for this book because of the war and the personal situations that cause people to become undone. You will share the pain of losing a family member or a friend to war or to infidelity and coping with the loss along with the characters.
The author did a marvelous job researching both WWI and WWII and brought the characters' feelings in all situations masterfully to the surface. The war information dragged on a bit despite the themes of marriage and infidelity even though the wars and what they do to the survivors, the wounded, and families left with or without their loved ones was the main emphasis.
If you enjoy love and war which actually can't be separated, you will enjoy UNRAVELLED. I honestly have to say it was good, but it also lacked some pizzazz - it seemed to run on an even keel without too much suspense. I skimmed through some sections.
UNRAVELLED was good, but needed to be a bit shorter and not as detailed with the war information. If you enjoy detailed war strategies, though, you will definitely enjoy UNRAVELLED. 3.5/5
This book was given to me free of charge by the author and without compensation by the author in return for an honest review.