Keepers by Cheryl Burman #romance

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From Amazon: ‘… a unique and emotionally charged historical romance novel’ Amazon review. In 1950 Australia, Raine believes her unplanned marriage to the volatile Teddy is working out fine. They have their own place, humble though it is. Their baby thrives. But when Teddy abandons his young family, a grieving and furious Raine faces hard choices – made harder when she discovers she’s bearing their second child. Are the words of the telegram the real reason behind Teddy’s desertion? Was there ever a future for them, or had his harridan mother been right all along? And what about the faithful, devoted Alf? He’s always looked out for Raine. He’d love to do so forever. With her baby nearly due, Raine sets out on a punishing journey to face the truth. And make the most important decision of her life. What readers say ‘…women’s fiction at its best. I was kept guessing till the end. I loved every bit of this book.’ Amazon review. ‘When a seemingly perverse choice is made, the repercussions of that slowly evolve and the consequences leave the reader gasping. Each time. Right to the end.’ Goodreads review. ‘Everything seemed REAL: the immigrant camp environment, the problems prevalent in early 1950s, and especially the relationship problems. Ordinary people’s problems, that you and I might have.’ Amazon review.

My Review: This is the first book I’ve read by this author. I found a great romance within, a love triangle if you will, and all that happens in the early 1950s in Australia. Life is hard, and hearts break, but the will to go on doesn’t give out. Surroundings are perfectly written in a manner in which the reader feels they are right there, in the thick of the scenery, weather, terrain, and life at the time this story is set. This book is highly worthy of five shiny gold stars.

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