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Reviewed by Debs Carr
This story spans four generations of woman, each character very different from the last with their own aspirations, strengths and weaknesses. When one of them dies mysteriously the ramifications of the tragedy sparks off events that will affect the lives of the other three.
The story starts with Damson and a shocking incident that changes the rest of her life causing her to make choices that will alter her look on the world and how she wishes others to view her. Each woman has to strive to be happy in their own era, dealing with the expectations and restrictions, with some succeeding better than others.
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From India to England, the stories are played out over eighty years and evolve until everything comes together with a satisfying conclusion at the end of the book. There were shocks and twists in their stories and the depictions of the characters and their lives kept me riveted throughout. Usually when I’m reading a book with multiple characters, I tend to prefer staying with one if I’m enjoying their story and not wish to move on to the next, but with Sail Upon The Land the transition was seamless and I was immediately consumed by the next character and the situation they found themselves caught up in.
This is a beautifully written book and Josa Young has an excellent eye for detail. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.