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Love in a Time of War: The best new sweeping, escapist historical fiction book release of the year!: Book 1 (The Three Fry Sisters)

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If you want to read a story about a family and their journey to overcome adversity, you need to read Love in a Time of War. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley and HarperCollins UK, I did find the story a little slow to start with and Adrienne Chinn skillfully picked up the narratives pace. Jessie, a fraternal twin with Etta, is stubborn and strong-willed, and, wishing to explore the world, joins up as an army nurse which brings her to Egypt. For all ebook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing HarperCollins username and password. Etta is the flighty one, a fledgling artist caught up with the Bloomsbury set, falling in love with artist Carlo and finding herself alone in Capri with a young child when the war tears him away.

I thought all of their stories were worthy of exploring, as they really show how women’s lives were so greatly affected by the war. She retraced her English father’s footsteps back to England, where she now lives and works as an interior designer. She meets and falls in love but her life takes her on a different path than she would have expected, as it does for everyone in this book. I hope there is a book two so I can follow the girls on the next section of their lives, especially Celia and Frank in Canada and Jesse and Aziz in Egypt. Gerald owns a photography studio, he tries to keep his snobby wife Christina happy and he has no idea she’s kept a big secret from him for years!They also serve to demonstrate that, in war, soldiers on both sides experience the same level of fear and anxiety and face the same moral dilemmas. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Whatever her motivation, it seems to have the opposite effect to that she intended as both Celie and Etta become involved in relationships with men who do not make ideal husband material in the eyes of Christina. Jessie is a nurse, joining the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service despite her mother’s opposition, eventually finding herself in Egypt in a time of change that is reflected by her own life choices.

This isn't my usual type of book to read but after reading the blurb I thought I'd give it a go and I am so glad that I did do ! The fact that the story is also set in various parts of the world also increased its interest and enjoyability.Both my grandfather’s family, the Chinns, and my grandmother’s family, the Frys, had keen photographers amongst them — my great-grandfather Frederick Fry was a court photographer for Edward VII — and I had access to a lot of family photographs from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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