This book was very good and i highly recommend it. It starts before WW1 and is about the trials and tribulations of one family. There are times when i wanted to kill the author though. She would have this horrible thing about to happen and she go back and froth until you where about to scream because it would be horrible if it did happen. and she did this many times through the book. Everything always turned out good in the end. The characters are strong characters that you fall in love with and want to know what happens to them. It is a long book though so be warned.