The author did a fantastic job of portraying the war and life working as a nurse in France. I couldn't stop reading! Hettie's story working as a nurse during the war was both heartbreaking and inspiring. I loved the way the author wove facts about the war and time period in with the story, helping to bring it to life even more. Excellent job on this book! I look forward to reading the next one in the series. This is the type of story/author I have been looking for!
I expected this sequel to be both finely detailed, yet intensely interesting, and I was certainly not disappointed. This time she does not so much deal with the actual fighting of the first world war; but with the grief, and the hardship, and the constant worry of those who were left behind, as the title suggests; and once again, I am astounded by the historical accuracy and the attention to detail in this work.
This is Melina Druga’s spectacular sequel to her WWI trilogy about Canadian Hettie Steward and her family from mid 1914 thru January 1920. As with the two previous books in the series, it is an example of superb writing, and fantastic story telling ability. The characters have very real problems and situations that pull at her reader’s emotions. You will not be able to put it down.