This is a great example of an intriguing cover and title, but the book not quite living up to their potential.
|image from LibraryThing|
As the book slogs through time the characters slog through their unwanted lives.
For a WWII book about the winning side - there is very little euphoria, very little hope. Instead it's like Esther's ride to Ireland on the train for an abortion. As they arrive in town and she sees the extent of the bombing and destruction she imagines all the places she will never see, all the experiences she will never have all the possibilities that no longer exist because the war has changed them - not only the landscape - but who they are.
So, it's hard to recommend this very strongly. There are some beautifully written passages - but the pace is as slow as the winters in the war!