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Blog Tour: “We’ve Come to Take You Home” – Susan Gander
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I’m not a massive fan of historical fiction and I very rarely read anything that is set before I was born. However this book really intrigued me and I loved the idea of this story taking place with these two girls who happen to be living in different times. And I am very happy to say that I was not disappointed in the slightest and I am so glad I took a chance on this book.
I really liked both Sam and Jessica in this book, both of their stories were emotional and engaging in their own ways and I found myself very easily connecting with both girls and getting to know more about them as the story progressed. If I had to choose I would probably say that Jessica’s story was my favourite, which was surprising for me as her part of the book was the historical, but I found her and her story especially interesting compared to Sam’s which I felt sometimes took a bit of a back seat.
The story flows well, for the most part, and I liked the format of the way it was written with alternating shorter chapters between the two times. I found myself constantly guessing to try and figure out the link between the two girls, and I have to say that I had no idea what the link would be and was pleasantly surprised when I discovered it. My only one grip would be that for such a well written book, the ending felt just a little too rushed for me, but otherwise this is a book that I would definitely recommend.
A unique and very well written debut novel. It made me read outside my comfort zone and I was suprised at how much I liked the historical part of this book. Will definitely be searching out more of Gandar’s books in the future.
I would recommend this book to fans of: historial fiction, war stories, stories that cross over time periods, young adult fiction, friendships