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A Rose in Flanders Fields

(The Oaklands Manor Trilogy)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Driving an ambulance through the mud in Flanders, aristocrat Evie Creswell is a long way from home. At Oaklands Manor all she had been expected to do was to look pretty and make a good marriage. But with the arrival of World War One everything changed…

And Evie, to the horror of her family, does not choose a husband from her blue-blooded set; instead she weds artist Will Da
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published July 17th 2014 by Carina UK
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Feb 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
I started this book without realizing that it is the middle-part of a trilogy (it wasn't mentioned on the NetGalley page and the blurb also didn't say anything) and some of my complaints about the book can be explained by that: it's not a 'conventional' trilogy where one part starts where the other ends. They are all set over roughly the same time-frame but they are all told by different woman from different backgrounds whose lives overlap. I like that idea a lot but not knowing that made it rat ...more
Anne Harvey
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second in the Oaklands Trilogy and in some ways, the two books overlap. Ms Nixon has done this in such a way as to make it seamless and I found it easy to pick up the thread of the first book and to learn what had happened to the characters in between. Evie Cresswell has grown up knowing that she will be expected to marry well but she is wilful and marries the love of her life, Will Davies, in secret. Both become involved in the horrors of WWI, with Will in the trenches, Evie driving ...more
Julie Foster
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book, a love story and history of WW1, and the role of what jobs the women done to help the wounded on the front line.
Kayla West
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
War changes people in ways you never thought possible. It can make even the strongest of men weep, and the bravest of men run away. It takes pieces of yourself and, if allowed, will turn you into a shell of your former self. None of the characters in this book were spared any of this. They all had their trials and tribulations. But they also had laughs and good times. They dealt with the hand they were given, and it was an absolute privilege to read about them.

The two main characters of this boo
Jul 07, 2014 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted on my blog, Darkest Sins.

"A Rose in Flanders Fields" may not have had the same big emotional impact that hit me as much as "Maid of Oaklands Manor" did, but it made an impact nevertheless. Besides the first part of the book—where through some unpleasant turn of events we also see the development of Evie and Will's relationship—the rest of it keeps you in the fields with your heart racing, and not just for the main couple. Brutality and injustices make war horror
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Even though the cover makes it seem like one of those adult romance-y novels (it just does), I really enjoyed this book and I'm just 16 years old. I guess that saying about judging books by their covers is true!

Anyway, I really liked this book. Sometimes books are filled with awful things just for the shock factor and after awhile you're like, Uh huh, sure. That would totally happen. Not. BUT! That doesn't happen in this book. All the things that happened are things that would've definitely occu
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A fabulous love, friendship and family relationships story all mixed in with the history of WW1. Terri Nixon paints a picture of what life was like in the trenches for the soldiers and for the VAD's driving the ambulances to pick up the dead and the wounded. The conditions were atrocious and highly dangerous, with very little time to sleep between onslaughts. Although coming from a privileged background, the main character, shows true courage and love, for the man she marries before he goes off ...more
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This isn';t one of my favorite genres to read, and World War 1 doesn't particularly interest me. I'm not quite sure why I even volunteered to read it, other than the synopsis sounded good. However, I am glad that I did read this, as it was a very interesting read, and not your typical nursing war story.
The romantic story between Will and Evie truly held this book together, providing the thread, however tenuous at times, that wove th
Julia Ibbotson
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this novel. It's a romance story but with an authentic-seeming context of the first world war. There are some dark parts and it's not for the faint-hearted but it does transport the reader to those times. It seems to have been well researched on the whole. However, there are a couple of parts(especially one towards the end which is quite ridiculous!) which certainly don't ring true and are, frankly, a step too far even for dramatic effect and for the sake of the plot-line. It did spoil ...more
Jackie White
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second in a trilogy, written from the perspective of Lizzy's friend Evie.
At first I thought it was going to be the same story just from Evie's side but the story in Book 1 was summarised quite quickly then it went into new story for Book 2.
Based in WW1 and included characterises from first book plus new ones.
I Enjoyed this better than the first book & am now going to read Book 3 which is Kitty's story.
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Terri was born in Plymouth in 1965. At the age of 9 she moved with her family to Cornwall, to a small village on the edge of Bodmin Moor, where she discovered a love of writing that has stayed with her ever since. She also discovered apple-scrumping, and how to jump out of a hayloft without breaking any bones, but no-one's ever offered to pay her for doing those.

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Other books in the series

The Oaklands Manor Trilogy (3 books)
  • Maid of Oaklands Manor
  • Daughter of Dark River Farm (The Oaklands Manor Trilogy, Book 3)