What are you reading?

I'm just about to start "War Brides" by Helen Bryan.  It only cost me 77p ($1.20) on Kindle so I couldn't pass it up.


The title might make you think that this is a romance novel, but it's not; there is some romance in it, but the main focus on the story is on the friendship of 5 young women, in a small village in England in the years of WW2.

Evangeline is a belle from New Orleans who elopes with an English naval officer as a means to follow her true love to France.
Alice, who has lived in the village all her life, has been jilted by her finance and is resigned to life as a spinster. Elsie has only known a life in poverty in London's East End, but is evacuated to the village and becomes a maid for Lady Marchmont. Frances is Lady Marchmont's god daughter, who is sent to live with her after behavior causes scandal in the family. Tanni is a young Jewish bride from Austria, who doesn't know where the rest of her family is, or if they survived.

Together, they form strong bonds of friendships as they face hardship, loss and danger; and that bond is still just as strong when they meet again 50 years later.

Comments

  1. Sounds like a good read..think I will go download it myself!! X

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  2. I'm always on the lookout for a good book. Some recent favourites for me included The Book Thief (Markus Zusak), and another WW2 type, The Guernsey Potato Peel Pie Literary Society (Mary Ann Shaffer).

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  3. You might like the book that's up for 'Pass the Book' on my Blog!
    Alison xx

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