What a gripping and what a traumatic story ! As a mother and as a Francophile I related to it absolutely, and it left me feeling a mixture of all those motherly instincts when a mother aches for her child. The book is also interesting, simply from the point of view of life in France for a UK family. The “mother” in this story (is it the author herself?) comes over as a very strong person and I admired her determination a great deal. The end made me cry (I won’t say why because it will spoil the story for those who haven’t read it) but there were loads of laugh-out-loud parts in the book, which made a great combination.
Fiona Ridge, Birmingham.
A Call from France is available from Amazon and Kindle or can be ordered from most big stores and libraries. Catherine Broughton is the author of nine books. She is also a poet and an artist. More about her and her work, to include her entertaining blogs and short stories from around the world, on http://www.turquoisemoon.co.uk