#Bookreview for Changing Patterns by Judith Barrow @barrow_judith #WWII #drama

Changing Patterns

I read the first part of this trilogy so long ago I wondered if I’d pick up the threads but Barrow does a masterful job of trickling in just enough information to Changing Patterns to enable you to feel as though you have picked up the characters right where you left them.

This book starts with a tragedy which brings the remaining family and friends back together with Mary and Peter. I loved Mary, right from the start, she is drawn reluctantly into having to deal with everyone else’s problems while actually wanting and needing time to deal with her own.

Mary and Peter were my favourite couple. Peter, a German ex POW, steady and quiet and I so much wanted things to turn out well for them. It is difficult to imagine, when reading this from the luxury of distance of time, how difficult it must have been for their relationship to succeed straight after the war. The hostility they must have faced.

What Barrow does so well is write characters and settings, I mustn’t forget those as they are wonderful! The storylines keep you turning the pages as well as shadows from the past come back to haunt the present and I fear will continue to cause problems in the future. In fact, reading her work is endlessly pleasurable and you are whisked back to this period with every lovingly written syllable.

I highly recommend this series for all who love to bury themselves in an authentically told and expertly crafted tale. I immediately downloaded the next one, which tells you all you need to know.

If you want to take a look at many more reviews, here are the links

Amazon UK

Amazon US

I reviewed the first in the trilogy, Pattern of Shadows, here.


About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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15 Responses to #Bookreview for Changing Patterns by Judith Barrow @barrow_judith #WWII #drama

  1. I loved Judith’s first book and intend to finish the trilogy eventually. The problem is I’m such a slow reader. 🙂

  2. Christoph Fischer says:

    Love this series and cannot recommend it highly enough 🙂

  3. A great review G and like you I loved Pattern of Shadows. I’m going to download Changing Patterns NOW!!!:D

  4. Isn’t it a wonderful review, EL. Blown away!! Oh, just seen your last comment. Thank you. Hope you enjoy Changing Patterns.Jx

  5. And aaain, Georgia. Much appreciate this and the other re-blogs.X

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