Monday, January 6, 2014

Somewhere in France in France
A Novel of the Great War
Jennifer Robson
William Morrow
January, 2014

Idgie Says:
A lovely Harlequin type novel, but bolder in size and in the strength of the heroine. It's a good novel to lose yourself in, and at the same time learn more about the period of The Great War from a female perspective. Perfect reading on the couch in front of a fire during these cold winter months.

This novel centers on a woman who did not subscribe to the thoughts of the day and do whatever her parents told her to.  She ventures out into the world to find love and adventure, putting herself in peril at the same time. 

Book Description
In the dark and dangerous days of World War I, a daring young woman will risk her life to find her destiny.

Lady Elizabeth Neville-Ashford wants to travel the world, pursue a career, and marry for love. But in 1914, the stifling restrictions of aristocratic British society and her mother's rigid expectations forbid Lilly from following her heart. When war breaks out, the spirited young woman seizes her chance for independence. Defying her parents, she moves to London and eventually becomes an ambulance driver in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps—an exciting and treacherous job that takes her close to the Western Front.

Assigned to a field hospital in France, Lilly is reunited with Robert Fraser, her dear brother Edward's best friend. The handsome Scottish surgeon has always encouraged Lilly's dreams. She doesn't care that Robbie grew up in poverty—she yearns for their friendly affection to become something more. Lilly is the most beautiful—and forbidden—woman Robbie has ever known. Fearful for her life, he's determined to keep her safe, even if it means breaking her heart.

In a world divided by class and filled with uncertainty and death, can their hope for love survive...or will it become another casualty of this tragic war?