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The House at the Edge of Night: A Novel

The House at the Edge of Night: A Novel - Catherine Banner What a beautiful Reading Experience........ an enchanting and sweeping story set over four generations. Sometimes a book just needs to tell a story and that is exactly what The House At The Edge Of Night does.

I love books set on Islands and Catherine Banner's story set on the tiny, idyllic island of Castellamare is beautifully written with an extremely likable cast of characters that stay with you long after you have turned the last page.

This is a quite novel, no major dramas or twists or turns, just a beautiful well written story with interesting characters. A story where very little happens and yet everything happens over a span of four generations. The people of Castellamare are transformed by two world wars and a great recession, by the threat of fascism and their deep bonds of passion and friendship, and by bitter rivalries and the power of forgiveness.
I loved following the lives of the Esposito family and the other islanders and really got a sense of time and place of Castellamare.
I ordered the Hardback edition of this Book and so happy to have this one on my bookshelf.

I had a rating of 5 starts in my head through the first 350 pages of the Novel but I did find the last 100 pages ran out of steam and hence the reason for my 4 star rating.

Having said that I really enjoyed the read, great writing and interesting characters.