Thursday, March 12, 2020

Review of In a Field of Blue



In a Field of Blue is a compelling novel about life during and after World War 1.  I downloaded this book on my Kindle when it was one of Amazon Prime's first reads.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more books by the author.

Setting


The book takes place in three different countries.

  • England
  • France
  • Canada

 


Summary of Plot


The story follows an English family whose oldest son has gone missing in action in World War 1.  After four years they are looking for answers when a young woman, Mariette, arrives at their manor claiming to be their missing son's wife and the mother of his child.

The youngest son, Rudy, sets off on a quest to find the answers of the missing brother.  The quest takes him to the ruins of the war fields in France and then to the far northern territories of North America.

The book shows the ravages of war, the miracles of love and hope, and the secrets of another time.

Characters


  • Edgar- the oldest son who goes off to war and is listed as missing.
  • Laurence-the middle son who seeks to claim his inheritance when his older  brother is presumed dead.
  • Rudy- the youngest son who idolized his oldest brother.  He wants to believe that he is still alive and goes around the world to try to discover the truth.
  • Mariette- a young French woman who claims to be Edgar's wife and the mother of his son.  She shows up with very little proof.
  • Samuel- the young boy who shows up at the manor with Mariette.  He wins the hearts of Rudy and the staff at the manor.

More book by author Gemma Liviero


After reading In a Field of Blue, I am anxious to read more books by the author.





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4 comments:

  1. Historical novels are almost always interesting, as you get to learn about a past time and place. I particularly have enjoyed stories that take place during the World Wars. In the Field of Blue sounds like an interesting story. Thanks for the review, Mary Beth.

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  2. This sounds like a book I would enjoy. I have been caught up with WWII historical novels lately and have enjoyed them all. They open a window to a place that I cannot sometimes imagine on my own. One thing is certain, nothing is as it seems to be sometimes. Strange things happen and that is the history that we all enjoy learning about. Thanks for this recommendation Mary Beth!

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  3. Well, now I am very curious to find out if there is any way to substantiate Mariette's claims and if the younger brother had any success finding Edgar. I can only imagine how horrible not knowing what happened to a sibling or child would be. Sounds like a book that would hold my interest until the end.

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  4. Sounds like an intriguing book. I'm not a fan of fiction, but I do love plots like this, especially ones that go back in time.

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