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Sunday, August 5, 2018
It was nice to see our favorite characters, Eva and Zoe from the Intertwined Souls series, as well as minor characters and to catch up with Eva and Zoe after their immigration to Australia three years after the war. I love reading historical fiction, and this one really interested me because a lot of the historical facts in this story involved nursing during WW 1. Mary D did a great job integrating fictional characters and their story into a fascinating period in history. This was personal for me because my mother was a nurse and my aunt was a nurse in WW 2, achieving the rank of lieutenant. My aunt probably did many things in her service as Mabel did as a nurse in WW 1.
I am giving this book four stars instead of five, not because of the content of this story but during the first half of the novel, I found several grammatical errors that took me out of the reading zone I was in. The story itself though is worth overlooking the errors.
If you are a historical fiction fan, especially of WW 1, you will enjoy this book. If you have read the other books with Zoe and Eva, you will love this book. This is considered a standalone book but I urge you to read not only this one but also the other books in the Intertwined Souls series.
Friday, August 3, 2018
Emma Sterner-Radley has created a gem (or should I say a plum) of a story in Greengage Plots. The main character Kit has moved to the Island of Greengage off the coast of England to work in the library on this island of about six thousand people. What she finds here is friendship, laughter, craziness, and most importantly love. The author is a genius at creating memorable places and people. I generally don't enjoy British humor, but I laughed and giggled my way through most of this book. I urge everyone to grab a copy of this book. You will not be disappointed.