The Touching Story of Two Sisters During Australia's War Years - Their Lives, Their Loves and Their Loyalties
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Margret Leigh Powell
'A Time of Roses' is a book of multiple themes; it is, first and foremost, a love story. The saga of Robina and Michael begins in 1914 when Michael goes into the trenches while Robina waits and hopes at home. The narrative eventually moves on to encompass their rich and happy lives together, first in Perth and later in Melbourne. It is also the story of Robina and her younger sister, Dodie, whose lives parallel each other's in a remarkable way, and whose love and loyalty for each other never falters. At the end, the sisters choose to live out the remaining years of their lives together. And, in addition, it is the story of the people whose formative years were spent in the shadow of two world wars and a major depression, an era which was fraught with difficulties and during which more than 100,000 Australians perished.
A sincere and moving story about people and their lives during these eventful years.