My rating: 5 of 5 stars
#FirstLine The stone birds stood at attention, as they had for more than fifty years.
Wow, this book is something else. A story that spans generations and has so many characters, all of which are each compelling in their own ways, is quite a treat. Di Maio is a force in historical fiction and takes history and makes it very personal to the reader, regardless of the readers previous knowledge of the story manner. She is able to flesh out the characters, fills in the story while weaving in the historical information. It is quite impressive. A great read and one that historical fiction readers will devour, most likely in a few sittings because you will not want to put it down.