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On the battlefields of France at the height of the Second World War, sœur Salomé struggles to save the American soldiers who have come to fight for her homeland. The German forces press ever closer, though, and Salomé can help only a very few of the men who need her.


When David Webber crosses her path, Salomé finds herself drawn towards the handsome, young soldier in spite
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Published January 19th 2017 by Gregory Ashe (first published January 18th 2017)
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A.L. Lester
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a weird little novella that I thoroughly enjoyed. It's set in the First World War -- my jam, obviously -- and the MC is a young French nun. And there are men with clockwork hearts. She has a crush on one. That's it. That's the story. I can't say too much more than that without spoiling the whole thing, but...it's not a romance. Lots happens and not much happens and it's perfectly satisfying. It's not quite steampunk and not quite romance and not quite historical and not quite horror. I'm ...more
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