Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

Janel’s #CBR4 Review 59 Small Wars by Sadie Jones

I read Jones’ latest Uninvited Guests earlier this year and I wasn’t thrilled over the story, but I had put this book on my TBR based on a recommendation from another book blogger.  I’m glad I gave Jones’ another chance, because I enjoyed this book more.

I didn’t know much about England’s “war” in Cypress/Greece in the 1950s so I enjoyed the historical aspects of the book.  The relationship between Clara and Hal is sweet and timeless.  Jones’ paints a good portrait of how war impacts more than the soldiers, but their families as well.

Jones’ is a good storyteller and left me as the reader invested in the characters, even though some of the minor characters that were part of the base in Cypress disappear in the later half of the book. I was frustrated at times with Hal because of his hot and cold emotions towards Claire.

Overall I enjoyed this book and I would recommend it.

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