A beautifully written work of historical fiction, Sigrit by Ellynore Seybold-Smith is the heartwarming story of relationships in the midst of war, and how life really does move forward despite all the challenges we face.
The work is realistic and genuine, with sympathetic characters, especially Sigrit herself and particularly early in the novel, when it's easiest to feel for the devastation she's experienced. Seybold-Smith writes in a simple, minimalist style (think Hemingway at his best) and her extensive research into the historical period and European cultures about which she writes is very clearly evident in the work, seamlessly woven throughout the story.
In a future edition, the work would benefit from a close final proofread to catch the periodic typos and errors in punctuation. Further, sometimes a modern word creeps into the dialogue between characters despite the historic setting, and it's jarring to come across, even as infrequently as it happens.
However, for a quiet feel-good story about a young girl redefining what makes life meaningful in war-torn Europe, I'm pleased to recommend Sigrit for your consideration.
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Author: Ellynore Seybold-Smith
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.