my take: I learned about this from a friend (former soccer moms together) who reads this blog … I bought on her recommendation and was surprised that I’d be wading through World War I for the second time this summer … and my fourth (fifth?!) read between the two World Wars.

This is from an Australian perspective … two sisters sign on as nurses and travel to the Mediterranean and France. Their experiences are harrowing and that’s nothing compared to what those on the front lines went through … gas, trenches, disease and the like. One sister ends up in an old estate in France that gets converted to a hospital for the Aussies and it’s a little like the scenes in Downton Abbey during the war. Romances left and right what with nurses, doctors, and soldiers …

The language at first seemed stilted … a very different style than what I am used to … and then I got over it and after the half way point was captivated by the story. I did not see the ending coming and when I see the friend who recommended this to me, I may throttle her … just because, well, you’ll see.

I’m ready for a break from WAR and as ever amazed by the depth of the literary treasure trove those wars provided. 
my source: Cindy! Watch out!
my verdict: worth a read