Bluebird is a story that just fills a whole bunch of "MUST HAVES" for a book that I would recommend. I was given an "Advanced Readers Copy" through Netgalley (https://www.netgalley.com)
Reading is one pleasure that I enjoy immensely and now that I am retired it is what I consider my "job". So I'm happy to be a member of Netgalley and help authors by reading their books and commenting on them! It helps the authors to know that they are on the right track and gives them feedback before that book is actually published.
Genevieve Graham is not new to writing and has many other books under her belt. Bluebird is the latest and will be available April 5th of this year 2022!
Synopsis: What happens when a home renovator finds a stash of ancient looking bottles that have been hidden in a wall! The wall is coming down as part of the renos and the stash is uncovered in the process. It looks like these bottles are full of something, but what? Bailey Brother's Best is on the label and whiskey is the scent that follows. Who has ever heard of Bailey Brother's Best?
Guessing that the local museum might have some answers, Cassie, the Curator of the museum, is astounded and eager to solve the mystery of the hidden bottles. She is actually quite stunned by what Matthew Flaherty (the renovator) has brought to her attention. She knows some of the history, but not all of it. Given her own history, she is very eager indeed to find out more.
As you read this book you will relive some of the horrors of World War 1, and the hardships that the men endured. You will also learn about the "Bluebirds", the nursing staff that saw as much of the horrors of war as the men who fought. The Bluebirds was a nickname given to them because of the uniforms they wore. Many a man was thankful for the services that these strong women performed during their confinement. I'm sure that more than one of them fell in love with the caring nursing staff too!
I don't want to give too much of the story away because I know that you will be totally enthralled and captivated by what is happening in and out of the trenches during the war and then the return to civilization when the war is over.
This book is a history lesson, a mystery, and a love story all rolled up into a great book! Not only is it a great read, but, because of the times, so much was changing all around. Hemlines were going up, dancing was becoming wilder, booze was illegal and women were becoming independent, It was a brave new world that these men were coming home to.
I know for a fact that you will enjoy this as much as I did. I could not put it down. Congratulations to Ms. Graham on this book, it's another one that needs to be read by many.
Also By Genevieve Graham:
Letters Across the Sea
The Forgotten Home Child
At the Mountain's Edge
Come From Away
Promises to keep
Tides of Honour
Somewhere to Dream
Sounds of the Heart
Under the Same Sky
Bluebird Available April 5, 2022!
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