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FREEDOM
SALLY ODGERS
ISBN#: 9780980458114
December 2007
Eternal Press Production
www.eternalpress.com.au
Ebook
212 pages
$4.95 CA
Women's Fiction, Generational Saga
Rating: 5 Cups

The year is 1939 and there is talk of war in Poland. Eva Kawolska is scared, especially for her father who has secret meetings in his cellar. When a handsome Englishman named Tom Rhodes enters the picture, she falls fast in love. After a tragic accident leaves Eva husband-less but with a child, she travels to Tom's parents' home, hoping for a warm welcome.

In 1999, Philippa Darcy has only one objective for her life. She wants to become the next famous journalist. After a failed interview for a magazine but a promise as a freelance writer, she must come up with a perfect story. With this in mind, she turns to her own mother for a story.

Philippa's mother, Emma West, was abandoned when she was a child. She has no idea who her own mother is or where she can be found. With bitter feelings Emma gives up any search for her mother, leaving her with an empty hole with nothing to fill it. As the estrangement between Emma and her daughter grows, Philippa comes up with some shocking results from her investigations.

Spanning sixty years, Freedom is the story of four women's survival techniques in a predominantly male world. It ranges from 1939 and war against Jews, to 1961 and the war against women in the music business, to 1979 and the war against everything. Ms. Odgers has written a sensational novel about the struggle throughout time. These four women, who for the most part do not know each other, become more and more alike throughout the story. Philippa's boldness, Emma's inquisitiveness, Terenza Rhodes’s survival instincts, and Eva Kawolska's will to survive bring out the best in every woman. This is a tale fit for any woman who loves a great story of tragedy and survival, of despair and hope. Freedom will have you laughing, crying, furious, and hoping throughout the story. Spectacular read!

Danielle
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