Monday, July 2, 2012

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

There have always been wars and I suppose there always will be and Louisa Young's
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compelling novel follows two young couples as they live, love and endure the war that, the world thought, would end all wars.
Ms. Young's novel not only brilliantly portrays WWI, it also delves into the English class structure, the changing roles of the 20th century woman and the amazing origins of facial reconstructive surgery.
The novel's characters are believably real, living and loving under the most extreme circumstances. I felt like I knew them and was rooting for all of them to finish their course, especially the young, working class officer, Riley Purefoy and the love of his life, posh, Nadine Waveney. Their love story will melt your heart.
My Dear I Wanted to Tell You
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will remind you (in a good way) of a grittier Downton Abbey. Same era and war.It's especially perfect if you love historical fiction as I do. I honestly could not put the book down. This is an emotionally charged read and one that you will not soon forget.
One charming side note, the author grew up in the home where Scottish novelist J.M.Barrie penned Peter Pan.
To read more about author Louisa Young please visit her website here.
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4 comments:

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It sounds great - going to go check it out now. Thanks for the recommendation! Happy 4th!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

You always challenge me with new books and authors...so much to read and so little time...thanks I will put this on my list

Happy 4th!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

This looks like a good one! I just pinned your last two books you've mentioned.

Happy 4th of July!

Liz said...

Oh! This looks really good!
Thanks for sharing!
~Liz