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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,259 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eva Ibbotson Narrator: Willow Nash Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ruth lives in the beautiful city of Vienna and is wildly in love with Heini Radik, a brilliant young pianist. But her world is about to change forever.

When Hitler's forces invade, Ruth's family flees to London, but she is unable to get a passport. Quin, a young professor and friend of the family, visits Ruth and in an effort to bring her back to London, he offers a marriage of convenience. As Ruth throws herself into her London life, Quin begins to fall desperately in love with her. Things are further complicated by the arrival of Heini....

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ruth | 1/23/2014

    " This only the second Ibbotsen novel I've read (In the Company of Swans the other), and I have become a fan. She knows how to tell a story even when the first chapter is purely narrative. I love her heroes and heroines (even though some reviewers don't) and settings. This story, in addition, has a wonderful set of secondary characters, so even though the hero and heroine don't have that much contact with each other over the course of the book, Ibbotsen succeeds in immersing one in the lives of the other characters. I do agree with the reviewers who didn't like the last quarter or so of the book. This is where my suspension of disbelief was shaken as well with the hero & heroine's behavior. The same thing happened to a slightly lesser degree in the other book--the classic no-no of romance writing, where a simple conversation can clear up the entire misunderstanding which instead leads to estrangement throughout the book and separation in the end. But, this book was first published a while ago when that plot device was still 'acceptable.' Romance writing has evolved quite a bit since then. But definitely a keeper. I look forward to reading all her novels, both YA and Adult. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erika | 12/26/2013

    " Another book from Eva Ibbotson, this one touches the heart, and will surely make you have a strong faith in love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joanna | 12/23/2013

    " Interesting setting and storytelling. The setting is World War 2 and Eva tells and excellent story of a Jewish girl trying to get out of Austria and into England. There were some plot twists that I wasn't expecting and some that I was. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rachel | 12/19/2013

    " Fabulous as always - I love Eva Ibbotson's writing, even if all of her heroines possess the same characteristics. "

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