Sunday, May 29, 2016

Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson


My sister and I are both fans of British television dramas like Call the Midwife and Downton Abbey.   Nancy found this 3 book series which is very reminiscent of Downton Abbey and when she finished reading them she sent them to me.

Somewhere in France is the first book and I finished it pretty quickly.  In fact, I'm already half way through the second book so you will be hearing about it very soon.

Somewhere in France is set during the Great War . . . WWI . . . the war to end all wars.  The main character is Lady Elizabeth, daughter of a rich and haughty family who just can't conform to her family's expectations.  Only her brother, Edward, and his best friend, Robbie, encourage her to take risks.  And she does but at the cost of being disowned by her family and left penniless.

This doesn't discourage "Lilly Ashford" from following her dreams.  She finds a job and manages to create a life for herself.  And then she is offered a great adventure, a chance to make a difference in the world . . . and she takes it.

This book, and I'm sure the entire series, needs to be on your bedside table.  Enjoy.