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The Soldier's Wife (Large Print / Hardcover, Large Print)

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A charming and poignant historical novel set on the Isle of Guernsey during the WWII German occupation. Not only is there a wonderful sense of place, but the characters are diverse and believable. The story has more depth than I first thought due to some unexpected and subtle plot twists. — Karen Frank

July 2011 Indie Next List

“Open this book and you'll be transported to the island of Guernsey during World War II where you'll meet Vivienne de la Mare, a true heroine. Leroy paints the setting beautifully. You will see the abundant gardens already going to seed because they've been abandoned by those who left the island before the Germans came. You will feel the weight of the German occupation as the soldiers move in, take most of the food, and ever so politely terrify the people. As Vivienne takes great risks to care for her children and her mentally frail mother-in-law, she falls into a forbidden love affair. Warning: Once you start The Soldier's Wife, you'll be hooked.”
— Elaine Petrocelli, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA


A gripping tale of passion and courage set in World War II-occupied Guernsey, "The Soldier's Wife" tells the story of housewife and mother Vivienne de la Mare, as she is torn between loyalty and love. 416 pp.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781410443724
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2011
Pages: 325