When the Great War is over, will their love be enough?
After two years at the mercy of the Canadian Expeditionary force and the German war machine, Harry ran out of metaphors for death, synonyms for brown, and images of darkness. When he encounters color among the floating islands of Amiens and life in the form a widow and her little son, hope ensnares him. Through three more long years of war and its aftermath, the hope she brings keeps Harry alive.
Rosemarie Legrand's husband left her a tiny son, no money, and a savaged reputation when he died. She struggles to simply feed the boy and has little to offer a lonely soldier, but Harry's devotion lifts her up. The war demands all her strength and resilience, will the hope of peace and the promise of Harry's love keep her going?
I will admit I’m not big on romances past the Victorian Era but I NEVER pass up a book written by the talented Caroline Warfield. And Christmas Hope did NOT disappoint. Harry Wheatly, tired of all the fighting during WWI finds a ray of sunshine in the form of Rosemarie Legrand and her son. Will that ray of sunshine continue during the long, lonely, bloody years of war? Or will hope die in the desolate, heart hardening time of war? A definite 5++++ star read!
Perseverance and Hope
In the Great War, Harry is a Canadian soldier fighting in France. His Grandmother insisted he take her Bible to the Front with him. Rosemarie is a widow with a young child fighting her own private war. She finds the Bible, which leads them both on a heartwarming, sometimes despairing journey. Caroline Warfield has taken memories and history to weave an inspirational story of perseverance and hope. I definitely recommend this novel.
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