I am a huge fan of Barbara Bickmore. She had me with "East of the Sun". I've been waiting for "Stairway to the Stars". I am so glad to have her on Kindle now. As always her characters are vivid and unforgettable. Bickmore is meticulous in her historical research. I learned a great deal about the early years of the twentieth century. Fascinating. Alex is a heroine for the ages yet is a woman with whom we can empathize. She's a role model for all of us. Never bitter about the lemons thrown at her, she works hard to make lemonade at each toss. In giving to others, Alex grows in stature herself, and at the end finds a cause that will help change the world for the better. Like all of her others, Bickmore's novel is an inspiration to me.
"Stairway to the Stars", like all of Barbara Bickmore's novels, are heart-warming, epic sagas with strong, loving and committed heroine's like thie novel's Alex. These women overcome tragic obsticles to accomplish amazing feats. I loved following Alex in her titled but love-less marriage, in a cold, war-torn English Castle, to saving French children during the war and ultimately being honored by the United Nations. This book is more than an uplifting read. I look forward to reading her ebook version of "The Moon Below"!
A fun romantic tale of rags to riches..covering 4 generations of a family living through events that changed their characters and the world...
I loved this book. It is a heartwarming story about a fascinating period of our history.
BARBARA BICKMORE wrote her first short story at seven, and wrote stories from then on. Her dream to become a published writer came true when EAST OF THE SUN was published in 1988. Her Cinderella writing career took off and she takes her readers to times and places that most only dream of.