Monday, June 11, 2018

Book Review: Fields of Glory

If you love World War II historical fiction, you will love the new novel, Fields of Glory, by Anna Jones Buttimore.

The Fields family is just trying to survive the war, but when their son doesn't return, and their mother is taken into custody for questioning, it's up to the daughters of the family, Patricia and Eleanor, to keep the farm afloat and get answers to the ever growing number of questions. Can they trust anyone around them, even those who claim to love them? And can they unravel the web of lies to get to the truth before it's too late?

Ms. Buttimore has created a book that is obviously well-researched, with each detail adding a richness to the story. The characters are relatable and both Patricia and Ellie are trying to uncover the secrets that everyone seems to be keeping while at the same time, navigating the twists and turns of love in their lives. I particularly enjoyed Ellie and Jim's story and wished we would have had more of them. They were definitely a highlight for me. But the pacing and tension of the mystery surrounding the family also added another angle to the family's story and will definitely keep readers guessing about all the connections until the end! This wartime story will definitely sweep you back in time and remind you of the strength found in families and love.

Here's the back copy:

Thundersley, Suffolk, 1942: A young man named Jim Walker shows up at Westleigh Farm, home of the Field family, demanding to be taught how to be a farmer but reluctant to reveal anything about himself.

When Thundersley Hall is bombed by a German spy, and Violet Field is taken into custody by the Ministry of War, it is up to her daughters, Patricia and Eleanor, to work out the connection between their new farmhand and the spy.

But suspicions in wartime run deep. Everyone seems to have a secret, even the Hall’s owner, the aristocratic and handsome Alex Farrell. If his romantic intentions toward Patricia are sincere, why is he so unwilling to help her discover the truth about the bombing? And can Eleanor trust her growing fondness for the taciturn Jim, or is her affection for him because he reminds her so much of the brother she lost to the war?

You can get your Kindle copy here

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