EW Staff
July 12, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Mix England, World War II, the impossibly stalwart Judith, her impossibly hoydenish chum Loveday, and their many beaux. Churn floridly for 900-odd pages. Result: vintage Rosamunde Pilcher, who drapes an efficiently magical romance around the war years without obscuring the truth that they were brutal and stunningly unromantic. A

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