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For Beau: The Sarah Ashdown Story

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The ground shook with each bomb that fell on London. The night sky lit up, and the sounds of gunfire overwhelmed the city as our brave men fought back. It took so many bombs to fall on this great city to make the Germans realize that England could not be defeated. It took just one bomb to make one woman realize her true destiny.

Sarah Ashdown's insurmountable guilt and remo
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Paperback, 406 pages
Published December 15th 2016 by Xlibris
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Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
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Title: For Beau
Author: Simon Gandossi
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: *****
Review: The opening to For Beau was good we meet Sarah who is going to be interview by Daniel Warwick about the blitz which she living through as the anniversary approaches. Daniel wants Sarah to tell him her whole story right from the beginning in September 1940. As Sarah recounts her story as a young married woman with her husband away fighting, she talks about a young girl named Beaux who everyone called Bea
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Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book will haunt you days after reading. I am still haunted. Set in Britton during the height of World War II for Beau tells the moving and compelling tale basically of women’s secret participation in the World War. Sarah Ashdown is found and her story is remarkably harrowing. Gandossi wraps history and fiction into a believability that harrowing and emotional. While this is historical fiction you can not forget that this fiction is not too far from facts. The character of Sarah Ashdown is p ...more
Brianna
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story was amazing! Gandossi did a wonderful job portraying Sarah’s story. Sarah’s dear friend passed away and her husband disappeared. Sarah couldn’t cope with the loss so she left everything she knew and moved to France. Now, the French Resistance was working to fight off the German Army at this time and Sarah decided to help fight instead of doing nothing.
I really liked Sarah and how brave she was to leave everything she knew and move to a different country. That in itself must’ve been ha
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Simon Gandossi is a historical fiction author who was born and raised in Western Australia. From an early age, Simon discovered a passion for history and writing. It is that passion combined with his desire to bring to light the different aspects of the past that makes him a unique writer. There are a lot of people who give up so much to follow their dreams, and Simon is no different. To become a ...more