An amazing story of an aristocratic lady who leaves everything behind to help with the war efforts in France during the Great War. A heartwarming tale of strength, courage, and determination.
Loved this first book by Robson. Lily and her brother are royalty but both give up their well heeled life to serve King and Country.
Dr. Fraser, Lily's love interest is a surgeon from London's poorer East End who serves as her Romeo, on the front lines.
Her research is always excellent. She included her dad's book in her bibliography. Robson dedicated the book to her dad and also interviews him at the end.
Would also highly recommend Goodnight from London.
I enjoyed this book. It is an engaging story, and a view of World War I medical efforts. Of course, there is a lovely and realistic love story in it as well as lots of other believable friendships.
A good historical novel about the WWI and its effects on society. Lady Lily Ashford longs to escape the confines of her privileged life and work to help the war effort. After some family struggles, she ends up in the WAAC stationed in France as an ambulance driver. Dr. Robbie Fraser, a school friend of her brother's, is at the same camp and the two continue their romance. What I particularly liked was learning about how restrictive life was for women in those times. Women had to make their own opportunities and work hard to achieve their goals.
This is a powerful and dramatic love story set against the backdrop of World War 1. Lady Elizabeth, quickly becoming Lilly, defies her aristocratic parents to join the war effort as an ambulance driver for the WAAC. She falls in love with a surgeon from the slums of Glasgow, and the book chronicles their love through to consummation.
The scenes of the field hospital are compellingly accurate, but the over all tone of the book does not dwell so much on the horrors of the Great War, as on the burgeoning romance between Robbie and Lily. The book brought back echoes of Lady Sybil and the early episodes of Downtyon Abbey.
How much did I love this book? I bought it, that's how much. And when a librarian buys a book...it's good.
I LOVED this book, one of my all time favs, have read it about six times since it came out along with Robson's other two novels. I can't wait until her fourth novel comes out!!!
I loved this book. After reading so many mysteries and thrillers it was time for a change. This book was perfect. The story takes place during the Great War and the love interest is between two people separated by class distinction which was so prevalent at the time. I'll be looking for the next book from Jennifer Robson.
A nice one to read at a time when you're looking for something that won't be a real brain-drain, but will have a satisfying story behind it.
An enjoyable read.
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