Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough

BittersweetBittersweet by Colleen McCullough

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It’s a lark….and possibly too formulaic. McCullough has multiple points of view as she narrates the story of 4 sisters who enter nurse training in order to try on work and be rid of their stepmother. From there the plots deviate but all during post WW1 Australia just as women are making daring life choices. It’s disappointingly not nearly as scandalous The Thorn Birds but the author is still a master of making moments linger….my favourite is during a delicious first embrace. Lovely and light like icing without much cake.

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