I am a huge fan of history novels and especially anything that has taken place in either World War I or World War II. It just fascinates me.
On the other hand, I've never been a fan of books that go back and forth between two places, I often start feeling disjointed and confused, like I'm reading two different books in one and it gets a little confusing and frustrating to follow.
Thankfully that didn't happen in this book, the author was able to perfectly convey all of the different aspects of war, not just the horrors and the affects, but the romance and the love stories.
I could have done without some of the most gory details about the injuries suffered by soldiers, but I think that as a huge fan of this time period, in a way I was able to learn quite a bit about what happened to these soldiers. Gruesome at times.
Highly recommend this one to historical fiction fans.
Louisa Young grew up in London, England, in the house in which Peter Pan was written, and she studied modern history at Cambridge. She was a freelance journalist and has written ten books, including the Orange Prize–longlisted Baby Love. She is the co-author of the bestselling Lionboy trilogy, which has been published in thirty-six languages. She lives in London and Italy with her daughter and the composer Robert Lockhart.
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Thank you to TLC Book Tours for providing me with a review copy.