"Finding love in battle."
Alice is the town doctor in the war torn town of Brytewood.
Set in the midst of World War, Alice must keep the town in
the best health she can with the rations of medical aide
and finding homes for evacuees. Peter is a CO, someone who
chose not to fight for his country in the war. After
finishing his punishment for not fighting he finds himself
as a first-aid administrator working under the doctor who
thinks he's a traitor for not fighting.
This tale doesn't end there, because you see, Alice is part
pixie. Her grandmother hopes that one day she'll accept the
true nature of her birth, but Alice has no desire to
involve herself in such nonsense. Throw in a red dragon,
and a few vampires and the story explodes with hidden
agendas and threats to the town she calls home.
After learning why Peter chose not to fight, she's riddled
with guilt for the things she said to him. The two quickly
realize that even though there were daily threats of bombs
and mayhem, love could still bloom in their hearts.
The research Georgia Evans had to do shows through every
page. The blackouts and ration cards alone are convincing.
She writes an entertaining tale of falling in love while
learning to realize ones full potential. Though the pace
starts slow, it doesn't stay that way long. Once the story
takes off, it explodes into a race of life or death leaving
Alice and Peter fighting for their lives, their love, and
that of everyone they love.
She leaves the war's politics out and focuses on the
immediate threats to a small town. Her writing is superb in
that a reader is compelled to know what happens next. The
twists are unexpected and the underlying tales make you
frantic for the next installment. All in all, a fantastic
book to curl up to and read.
Reviewed by Kristy Bock
Posted June 25, 2009