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‘The Assignment’ by Geraldine Solon

It rained for the first time in January 1945. I remember that day very well … There were explosions everywhere. I was surrounded by dead bodies. The stench of blood made my knees want to buckle, but all I could do was run and that’s what I did. I ran till there were blisters on my feet. I ran till I could no longer breathe. I ran till darkness crept in. It was only when I sat by the tree and closed my eyes that I felt his touch. Looking up, I knew I was gazing into the eyes of my enemy …


Wow! Those are some really powerful and moving opening lines, which left me feeling drained and desolate. From the book synopsis, I am assuming that we are looking back in time, as the storyline is definitely that of a contemporary women’s fiction novel, with a touch of mystery and history. Now I can’t wait to discover just how the two paragraphs of writing (the opening lines and the synopsis), are connected, but I guess that it is going to be some emotional journey!



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As this was an author invitation to read and review, a Kindle download of  ‘The Assignment’, was sent to me free of charge, by its author Geraldine Solon.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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