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Shadows Over Paradise    by Isabel Wolff order for
Shadows Over Paradise
by Isabel Wolff
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Bantam, 2015 (2015)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

When Jenni Clark meets Vincent Tregear at a wedding and agrees to help his mother write her memoir, she figures it will be a pretty easy assignment. But once Jenni meets Klara she realizes this isn't just the story of a 78 year old woman who lives in rural Cornwall.

Klara's heart wrenching tale begins in Java where her parents had a rubber plantation. In 1942 when the Japanese invaded the area, Klara's father was sent off to one internment camp while she, her mother and brother Peter were housed elsewhere.

The story that unfolds as this indomitable woman shares her past is one of extreme hardship. And, as Klara explains what happened to her brother, Jenni discovers she'll have to confront a childhood secret that she has buried as well.

A compelling story of love, loss and healing, Shadows Over Paradise's multiple plot lines will keep the reader spellbound. It will be a while before you forget these characters.

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