Torn Apart: How Two Sisters Found Each Other After

Torn Apart: How Two Sisters Found Each Other After I really enjoyed this book a lovely story about two sisters torn apart during the war in Burma Particularly poignant as it links Scotland and Burma. Who doesn t adore a true story with a happy ending I loved this book I understand why the author needed to switch back and forth between the sisters, but it always felt abrupt and took a few paragraphs to move on I ve read quite a few books about World War 2 and The Japanese attacks on Rangoon By far, this book wasdetailed and complete To think that sister s could be reunited after 66 years apart is amazing I loved reading such a heart warming, well researched, wonderful book. Such a great read about 2 sisters who were literally torn apart when the war comes to the East one stays while the other is forced to flee Such a moving story, made all theinteresting as I have a very close friend who is from Burma and had to leave the country. 4.5 I found this book informative, touching and so interesting Knowing one of Sybil s grandchildren from school, and many of the Scottish places gives it a personal connection also.My only criticism is at times it felt a little like an advertisement for airlines or brands But that is minor in what is a poignoint book about a period of history in a country I know little about. When Sybil and Blanche Le Fleur were growing up in idyllic Burma in the s and s, little did they realise the changes and challenges that they would face during their lives With the death of first their mother and then their father, they had to cope with enormous personal tragedy, including the loss of all their family wealth Then the Japanese bombed Rangoon onDecemberSybil managed to get out of the city, but there was no way for her to return to her sister, or even to know if Blanche was still alive, as the death toll was so highWhile Sybil escaped from Burma and settled in Scotland after marrying a Scottish soldier, Blanche lived for over three years under Japanese occupation After leaving for India in , Blanche made a new life while still thinking of and praying for her sister Decades later, a chance set of circumstances led to the discovery by Sybil s son that Blanche was alive and living in India Torn Apart is the heart rending, inspirational account of how the Le Fleur sisters lived separate lives for thanyears before an emotional reunion brought them together again in

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