IT'S SAGA SATURDAY!! Book Review - Until We Can Forgive by Rosemary Goodacre

 

It is with great sadness that the author of this book, Rosemary Goodacre, recently passed away. I was shocked to hear such sad news when I felt I had come to know Rosemary through her social media and membership of the Romantic Novelists Association.

I am pleased to be a part of her tour for her latest book - here is my review:

Until We Can Forgive is the third book in the Derwent series (all books can be read stand alone) - set in the Spring of 1919, WWI is over and now it is left to families and communities to rebuild their lives amid the aftermath of such great human loss and sacrifice.

The book centres around the romance of Vicky and Max, a hopeful young couple who come from very different backgrounds and lives but, somehow, seem destined to fight every obstacle in the path to their happily ever after.

This book is tender, moving and encapsulates what must have been an extremely difficult time for the UK and so many countries around the world. At the beginning, I found the number of characters mentioned quite hard to place but I am sure this is because I haven't read the first two books in the series. That said, it did not take away from the enjoyment of Vicky and Max's journey.

I send all my thoughts and condolences to Rosemary's family...




Blurb & Buy Link:

hey survived the Great War, but will life ever be the same?

Spring 1919: WW1 is over and a fragile peace has descended over the country. Now living in Cambridge with husband EdmondAmy Derwent is settling into her new life as wife and mother to little Beth. But the shadow of the Great War looms large, particularly as the injuries Edmond sustained at Ypres still take their toll on him today.

Edmond’s cousin, Vicky, has now grown into a fine young woman, eager to help her
country. Throwing off her privileged background to train as a nurse, she spends her days tending to the many soldiers still suffering the after-effects of their time on the battlefield.

Meeting
Maxim Duclos, a young Frenchman who has arrived in Larchbury, fills her heart with joy - but when it is discovered that Maxim may be hiding the truth about his past, Vicky is faced with an impossible choice. Follow her heart’s desire and risk her family’s disapproval or keep her family – but deny herself the chance of true love?

The war may be over, but Edmond, Amy and Vicky must all face a new battle, finding their own peace in a country wounded by loss.

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3e0hXtK

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