Written on Glass

Written on Glass Tells the story of two families torn by love secrets and betrayal in the aftermath of World War II It is and the old families of the Temperleys and the Chancellors have been neighbours on the So

  • Title: Written on Glass
  • Author: Judith Lennox
  • ISBN: 9780330480000
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tells the story of two families torn by love, secrets and betrayal in the aftermath of World War II It is 1946 and the old families of the Temperleys and the Chancellors have been neighbours on the South Coast for many years Now the younger generation have been touched by World War II.

    251 Comment

    • Adri says:

      This is just the right kind of book when one is nicely wrapped up against the chill. Lots of family drama and intrigue. The writing is very good, the characters felt real, not some fantastical super heroes or perfect women. They are flawed and therefore more believable.The book does not demand much of the reader intellectually, but it does keep one turning the pages. I enjoyed it and would give it 3.5 stars if I could

    • Eva says:

      I love Judith Lennox books. Friendship, love, family drama, and all that mostly in the twentieth century. Just the right books to read when you have holidays.

    • Sim says:

      I read this book because I was interested in reading a tale set at a different time and exploring complicated family relationships. It definitely lived up to that promise with plenty of complex interactions and developments during the characters' lives. What I like most (and least) about the narrative is that the characters don't all end up living happily ever after, and in some cases the reader is left to wonder about how certain relationships will turn out. I found it to be quite realistic, in [...]

    • Jessica says:

      Written on Glass, although not the most interesting book I have ever read, provided me with some mild entertainment. The plot seemed predictable and contrived. The plot "twists" were nothing more than half-hearted "bumps." I was especially annoyed at the author's choice of the name "Topaz." I am curious as to whether this name was actually common in that time-period, as it seems so out-of-place in the novel. Perhaps the author was trying to establish some sort of distinction between this charact [...]

    • Charlotte Howard says:

      This is not the kind of book I usually read, but I couldn't give it less than 5-stars. It is beautifully written, poignant and haunting. It is a book that I have never forgotten and love the way it follows the lives of the characters.The setting was particularly special to me, as they are more or less all places I have lived in / near, or visited. I was able to envision the scenery and characters, bringing the story to life.I would highly recommend this book, and would happily read it over and o [...]

    • Judith says:

      I enjoyed reading this book. The story is set on the southern coast of England, and in London in the 1940s and 50s. The plot is interwoven with various sub-plots and comes to a satisfactory conclusion. The characters are likeable, all having their own personal characters and traits and making their own way in life. There is a little bit of intrigue, keeping the reader guessing. I would recommend it as a book worth reading.

    • Mi_er says:

      A pleasant read that got me back into reading. after 3 amazing books I had a hard time picking up something. This was easy and mildly gripping enough to get me back into the swing of things. That said I did not really enjoy the author's need to explain everything and tie things up with a neat little bow in the end.

    • Sharon Lawrence says:

      Once I got into this book I really enjoyed it. Family friends and the twists and turns life has in store. Love of family and friends. Strength of character and following ones heart all intertwined in this book.

    • Carmen says:

      Two families, old friends, living on the coast of England in 1946. As the years go by, family secrets are revealed and the Temperleys and the Chancellors learn that passion can be destructive.

    • Melissa says:

      This is not the type of book I would normally read, however I liked. Not exactly the quickest book, however I loved the detail in the writing.

    • Linda says:

      Rather predictable - but easy when the mind is busy with other things.

    • Heidi says:

      en tiedä kirjasta etukäteen mitään, mutta oli niin halpa (1,95e) että oli pakko ostaa ;).

    • Pat says:

      Great read, only my second by this author, but impressed with the sweet sad story line. Great for a holiday escape book!

    • Yang Shu-yuan says:

      England, 1946: Die 17-jährige Topaz ist voller Vorfreude -- sieben Jahre hat sie ihre Cousins Jack und Will und deren Nachbarn Julia und Marius Temperley nicht mehr gesehen. Doch dieser Sommer ist anders als die unbeschwerten Ferientage ihrer Kindheit -- in diesem Sommer werden die Weichen gestellt für die Zukunft.Jack, gerade aus dem Krieg zurückgekehrt, ist in Julia verliebt, schon seit er denken kann. Doch die Großgrundbesitzerin Carrie will ihn als Erben einsetzen, wenn er mit der Heirat [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *