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Autumn Manor by Helen Goltz
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Jul 20, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: first-reads, books-i-own
Read from August 21 to 29, 2012

I came to adore this book by author Helen Goltz. It started in the late 1930s in the beautiful tradition of a wealthy daughter Lexie- going against an arranged marriage to fall in love with someone else -James (also wealthy). But then the country went to war. Suddenly the same weathly daughter found new use for herself by becoming a nurse. While her love goes off to war as a war reporter. He then enlists and believes in what he is doing and fighting. The majority of the novel features letters written to each other. Some breath-taking surprises and heart wrenching moments throughout. This novel had me cheering, crying, yelling - a whole range of emotions. Even though it was a work of fiction many of these events did happen and probably was very similar to many actual stories from back then. I loved the descriptions both of the wealthy estate James owned and the times of war thought James and Lexie's eyes. I recommend this novel. I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
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