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A Shower of Roses by Tom Milton

A Shower of Roses

by Tom Milton

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This book took me a bit longer to read than my usual, as it isn't my usual genre. However it was a fantastic read. I really enjoyed this novel. I was skeptical throughout the first two chapters, but wow did it really pick up and blow my mind. Very well written and such a captivating story. ( )
  Scottharling | May 23, 2017 |
A Shower of Roses by Tom Milton
Won this book in a contest and just got around to readng it. Starts out where Eva and Marek are in London where he's a banker and does CIA work in Poland.
She is a USA pediatric nurse but it's going to take some time to be able to get the same job in London. She is friends with Julianna who plays the harspicord as her husband is freinds with Marek.
The girls don't hang out much. When Marek is back in town he invites other Polish males over and Eva notices they are being watched and notifies Marek...
Alternating chapters we learn of Eva and her parents life once they came to the USA. How Eva wanted to be a nurse and her schooling til the day she saw her father with a woman she wanted to hightail it away from them all...
Like how the book got it's title and what it symbolizes. Wow didn't see that ending happening, lots of twists!
Enjoyed the travel and very descriptive roads and byways. ( )
  jbarr5 | Aug 4, 2016 |
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I won this book through a contest and it did not disappoint! I don't have a lot of time to read during the day and do the majority of my reading during my commute. This book I actually read during my lunch break and read instead of watching my night time shows. It is a little slow at the beginning, but it really picks up and has a lot of twists and turns. I highly recommend!
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Eva's mission in life is to help people by doing little things for them, instead of performing great heroic acts. She is a pediatric nurse at a hospital in New York, and things are going well for her when she meets Marek, a Polish exile, and falls in love with him. Marek ostensibly works for a large international bank, but that is a cover for his role as a CIA agent with the mission of fomenting a popular uprising against the communist government of Poland. At the request of the CIA the bank transfers him to London, where the story opens in April 1981, shortly after Poland announced that it would be unable to repay its foreign debt and the Solidarity movement emerged in the port of Gda sk. Eva had never dreamed of marrying a man like Marek, but she responds to his need for love, and she devotes her life to him. She is fully aware that his work is dangerous, and every time he goes to Poland she worries that he will be arrested by the secret police. Though he drags her into a world of political intrigue and tests her love by subjecting her to increasingly painful experiences, she keeps her promise to love him no matter what he does, until she confronts the truth about him-and about herself.

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