“Harry Fletcher is a confident young man, sure that he will marry Nora, no matter what their families say. He will always protect Eddie, the boy his father saved from the gutters of Port Adelaide.
Only the War to End All Wars might get in the way of Harry’s plans…
From the beaches of Semaphore to the shores of Gallipoli, the mud of Flanders to the red dust of inland South Australia, this is a story of love, brotherhood, and resilience.”
This is a very well written historical fiction story and I loved it!
The story is emotional at times and it has a brilliant flow to it. The author’s writing style suits this genre perfectly and she has created a really lovely story here. I do really enjoy historical fiction and this is up there with the best that I have read in 2019.
The friendship between Harry and Eddie is perfect and their interaction gives the book an extra special edge. The book is a stand alone so there is nothing to stop you grabbing a copy today – it is definitely worth it!!
It is 5 stars from me for this one, very highly recommended – it is a thoroughly enjoyable story with an excellent plot and some brilliant characters!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Clare Rhoden writes historical fiction, sci-fi and fantasy (check her titles at Odyssey Books http://odysseybooks.com.au/). Clare lives in Melbourne Australia with her husband Bill, their super-intelligent poodle-cross Aeryn, a huge and charming parliament of visiting magpies, and a very demanding/addictive garden space.
Clare completed her PhD in Australian WWI literature at the University of Melbourne in 2011, and a Masters of Creative Writing in 2008, in which she investigated the history of her grandparents who emigrated for Europe to Port Adelaide in January 1914. The Stars in the Night is the result of her research.
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