|This a World War II story told from the perspective of a young Irishwoman, Beatrice, who leaves her "dull" Ireland life to become a lace maker in Berlin. She is adopted into a German family but she can't
quite understand their bizzare behavior and obsession with posessions, luxury and "hunger for beauty". It's 1938, and Germany is under Nazi leadership so while families are preparing for war, her
family concentrates on saving their material possessions by hiding them or securing them with friends. Beatrice is tasked with packing their treasures and while she understands little about the
political situation in Europe, it has a profound effect on her life. This was a great read about the buildup to World War II and the daily life of a wealthy German family. I will be looking for more
books by this author!
-- Added by efoland on 02/20/2017