The Great War drove them apart – but love kept them together
Summer 1914: Shy young woman, Amy Fletcher, lives a quiet life in Sussex. An office worker, she lives at home, along with her parents and spirited younger brother, Bertie. But her life is transformed when she meets handsome young man, Edmond Derwent, son of one of the wealthiest families in the small town of Larchbury, and student at Cambridge University.
The couple are falling deeply in love when war breaks out and, eager to do his duty for England, Edmond signs up as an officer. The couple plan to be wed, eager to start a new life together – but their happiness is short-lived when Edmond is sent to Flanders to lead his men into battle. Amy trains as a VAD nurse and is soon sent to France, where she sees the true horror of war inflicted on the brave young men sent to fight.
Separated by war, Edmond and Amy share their feelings through emotional letters sent from the front line. But when Edmond is critically wounded at Ypres, their love faces the biggest test of all – can their love stay strong while the world around them is crumbling?
A romantic, emotional saga set in WW1 – readers of Rosie Goodwin, Katie Flynn and Val Wood will be captivated by this story of love
Thank you to the Author and Rachels Random Resources for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
This is an incredibly well-written and emotional read and I was very surprised to find out it was a debut novel. Within the story, we get to follow Amy and Edmond through all of the highs and lows that they experience. With so many emotions occurring throughout the story I really felt like I was on an emotional rollercoaster. The author seems to have done a lot of research into the World War and this shines through within the story, this is definitely a story that I got really into and I’m excited to have found another incredible author.
Would I read again: Yes
Would I Recommend: Yes
Would I read another book from this author: Yes
About the Author
Rosemary Goodacre has previously worked in computing and teaching. She has had short stories published and a novella, A Fortnight is not Enough.
Her father’s family came from continental Europe and she loves travelling.
She enjoys country walking, bridge and classical music. She lives with her husband in Kent, England.
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