Daughters of War

Daughters of War A thrilling and passionate World War I saga The year is and Britain is gripped by fear of war with Germany Intelligent headstrong Leonora Malham Brown feels stifled by her middle class upbringi

  • Title: Daughters of War
  • Author: Hilary Green
  • ISBN: 9780727880369
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A thrilling and passionate World War I saga The year is 1912, and Britain is gripped by fear of war with Germany Intelligent, headstrong Leonora Malham Brown feels stifled by her middle class upbringing, so when feisty Victoria Langford introduces her to the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, she seizes her chance and when trouble flares in the Balkans, the girls head to BulA thrilling and passionate World War I saga The year is 1912, and Britain is gripped by fear of war with Germany Intelligent, headstrong Leonora Malham Brown feels stifled by her middle class upbringing, so when feisty Victoria Langford introduces her to the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, she seizes her chance and when trouble flares in the Balkans, the girls head to Bulgaria to offer their assistance on the battlefield Neither are prepared for the grim realities of war, but as well as danger, fear and excitement, Leo will find unexpected and passionate romance.

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      Published :2018-07-09T08:21:43+00:00

    1 thought on “Daughters of War”

    1. The story of a young privileged woman who joins others in supporting the war effort ( WW I) by learning first aid and expecting to help evacuate the injured from the battlefield. Of course, this lofty idea was squashed once they reached the war zone, so they learn how to nurse the sick and injured rather quickly. A very plausible scenario. Unfortunately, the author tries to add a note of romance to the story which I felt fell flat. Not sure I will continue the series.

    2. One test of a good historical novel is that it leaves the reader with a sense of time and place - and of actual events - that spur further research or further reading in the era. This is one of the reasons why it's never a bad idea when two authors pick the same time period. As long as at least one of them is a worthwhile writer, the readership will transfer, wanting to gain more insight, more depth, a different view on the same world events.By this standard, 'Daughters of War' succeeds admirabl [...]

    3. Parts of this book were harrowing as it described the injured coming in from the front in the First World War. I enjoyed the fact that women made themselves known to be useful when most men considered their rightful place to be at home as they were too frail or sensitive to be in the midst of the violence of war.

    4. Lots of stars for the historical part of the story - the women in England who formed and joined the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, and then the Women's Sick and Wounded Convoy, were fascinating and incredibly brave. Everything about that period and women nurses makes me think of Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth, which I saw televised and then read back in the late 70s. The restrictions faced by women, even experienced nurses, at a time of huge need, were huge, and the waste was shocking. Anyway, [...]

    5. I was very excited when I heard that Hilary Green was writing a new series, this time set before and during the First World War. I wasn't disappointed, especially since the friendship between the two central female characters was exactly what I've been looking for. On top of that we get girls dressing as boys, references to Twelfth Night, gritting war reporting from two secondary characters, and a world of differences in attitudes between those on, or close to, the front line of the Balkans Conf [...]

    6. It will be interesting to see how the various storylines play out in books 2 and 3. This was a war in an era just before WWI that I was familiar with, but this particular war I did not know about. With today's relaxed mores and morals it's hard to take in the insult that our heroine's brother and the Colonel felt when Leo was discovered allowing herself to be thought of as male. I rather like Tom and the lengths he went to to help his friends and along the way sort of discovered himself as well. [...]

    7. Several chapters in, I thought I would not bother to read the next but soon I was sucked in and will certainly track down the next installment. My sense is that there will be a happy ending for Leo but no chance for Tom who will probably end up dying on the fields of France.I enjoyed learning bit more of the events leading up to the Great War from an eastern European perspective.

    8. Not a light story but a lightly written story about a young woman's desire to make a difference in WWI by setting off from England to help an all woman's hospital by caring for the war's wounded. Historical novels are my favorite. This is the first of the Leonora Trilogy. So I'm on to read books two and three.

    9. This was an easy read and the first book in the series. It wasn't remarkable but it was a good story. The main character Leo was an independant free thinking woman and I look forward to seeing how her story unfolds in the next book.

    10. A pretty good read about WWI. Some of it was a bit unbelievable, especially in light of the fact that the main character came from a wealthy family and had little experience in the world.

    11. Loved the Follies series but found this rather meh. I enjoyed the historical aspect, but wasn't able to warm to most of the characters. Will continue with the next two books.

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