Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson

Somewhere in France: A Novel of the Great War by Jennifer Robson - 400 pages

This gem of a novel claims to satisfy lovers of Downton Abbey and fulfills that goal.  The story opens to Edward's engagement ball where his sister Lilly Ashford once again meets his friend, Robbie.  Before her mother finds an excuse to drive Robbie from the party, he gave Lilly one piece of advice she took to heart:  you can be anything you want to be.  When the war begins, Edward fights on the front lines, Robbie serves as a surgeon at an aid station near the front, and Lilly becomes an ambulance driver.  She soon finagles her way into serving at Robbie's station and their relationship grows beyond the letters they had been sharing.

I loved this book!  Not only was it very Downton-like in style and theme, but it was elegantly written.  The wording and descriptions were true to the era.  MUST PURCHASE OWN COPY!  It was that good.

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