The Soldier's Wife (Hardcover, Large Print)

By Margaret Leroy, Donna Andrews

Thorndike Press, 9781410443724, 325pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2011

July 2011 Indie Next List

“Open this book and you'll be transported to the island of Guernsey during World War II where you'll meet Vivienne de la Mare, a true heroine. Leroy paints the setting beautifully. You will see the abundant gardens already going to seed because they've been abandoned by those who left the island before the Germans came. You will feel the weight of the German occupation as the soldiers move in, take most of the food, and ever so politely terrify the people. As Vivienne takes great risks to care for her children and her mentally frail mother-in-law, she falls into a forbidden love affair. Warning: Once you start The Soldier's Wife, you'll be hooked.”
— Elaine Petrocelli, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
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A gripping tale of passion and courage set in World War II-occupied Guernsey, "The Soldier's Wife" tells the story of housewife and mother Vivienne de la Mare, as she is torn between loyalty and love. 416 pp.
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