Tuesday, February 19, 2019

WWI England. Rhys Bowen's The Victory Garden, #Giveaway

Posted by Susan B James on 3:00:00 AM with 2 comments
WWI England. Rhys Bowen. The Victory Garden. #Giveaway. Need I say more? 

Well, I will, of course, because many of you may never have experienced a Rhys Bowen novel. She's a wonderful storyteller and always draws me in. 
And I have a copy to give away. The rafflecopter is at the end of the post.
The Victory Garden takes place during the latter part of World War I, The War to End All Wars  
The Victory Garden takes place in the late stages of the War by which time few families were untouched by its ravages. Women from all walks of life volunteered to fill the jobs men left behind.
Emily Bryce lost her brother in the first months of the war and most of the young men she knew haven’t come back. Her well to do, overprotective parents despise the young Australian pilot she meets in the convalescent home near their estate. When Emily turns twenty-one, she escapes her stifling life and enlists in the Land Girl Army.
I found the book fascinating, full of wonderful memorable characters and situations. My biggest problem with the story is that it ended. I wanted it to go on and on.

Blurb: As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage.
When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a “land girl,” tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It’s here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace. Emily’s lover has not only died a hero but has left her terrified—and with child. Since no one knows that Emily was never married, she adopts the charade of a war widow.

As Emily learns more about the volatile power of healing with herbs, the found journals will bring her to the brink of disaster but may open a path to her destiny.

I feel bad this giveaway is US only, but . . . POSTAGE! Sorry. I know your library will probably have this book. If you don't win, please look it up, and,if you like it, please consider leaving a review. Happy week to you all.

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  1. I'm reading "Love, Christmas 2", set. I'm on bk 7, Miracle On Christmas Tree Street by Alicia Street.


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