THE SILVER LOCKET
Rating: 4 Cups
Rose is young, beautiful, intelligent, and an heiress. She wants to go to university, but her parents think that she should marry well. The modern era has not touched them yet.
Alex‘s background is a bit of a scandal. His mother was wild and he is illegitimate. He is handsome, intelligent, and determined to make something of himself.
Britain is on the eve of the First World War and the world is changing dramatically. Rose’s parents have decided that she will marry the handsome and charming Michael, but she is inexplicably drawn to the dour and less respectable Alex. Determined to be true to herself, she becomes a nurse and is reunited with the now married Alex on the battlefield. She has to choose between her parents and her heart.
This is a very well written and compelling story of love during wartime. It is not your average historical romance with everything resolving itself at the end, but you will not be disappointed in any part of the book. The author does a great job of contrasting Rose’s comfortable life before the war and the privations and horrors of a nurse’s life at this time. Her romance with Alex is not an easy one, especially when she must defy her parents, but Michael is not exactly the person her parents see. Her characters are much more than they seem on the surface, whether it be in a good way or a bad way, and this really adds depth to the story.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More