Saturday, 30 March 2013

A World Between Us by Lydia Syson: ¡No pasarán!

A country is torn apart by civil war as a young woman serving as a nurse is torn apart by her conflicting feelings for two young men. As the battles rage around her Felix has to make her choices in this passionate historical adventure set in Spain.

I'll admit historical romance books aren't the first ones I reach for when I'm choosing something to read but I've always had an interest in the Spanish Civil War which I've never got around to sating. A World Between Us is another book that'll go in my 'Great Cover' hall of fame with its Spanish Civil War poster style.

I really loved this book. The stories of Felix, Nat and George, as they all start out hopeful and idealistic in their own different ways. The Spanish Civil War changes them as much as it changes itself. The historical detail is fantastic and worked seamlessly into the story. It never drags and I missed a fair few hours of needed sleep, I found it so gripping. It probably helped that I was in Barcelona at the time!

Not much else needs saying apart from read it!

You can get A World Between Us for about a fiver.