A wonderful love story set against the backdrop of the First World War. Rose finds herself rebelling against her upper class family's wishes to marry someone approved by them who she doesn't love and instead goes off to the Front as a nurse. While there she falls for a soldier with a past, a man that her family would disapprove of completely. Worst of all he is married. The grim reality of war is brilliantly intertwined and vividly portrayed within the story of these two main protagonists which in turn gives a sense of realism and indeed closeness for the reader to the characters and to both time and the place. Read it to find out if love conquers all for Rose. It's well worth it.
If life is cheap, how much is love worth? It's 1914 and young Rose Courtenay has a decision to make. Please her wealthy parents by marrying the man of their choice - or play her part in the war effort? The chance to escape proves irresistible and Rose becomes a nurse. Working in France, she meets Lieutenant Alex Denham, a dark figure from her past. He's the last man in the world she'd get involved with - especially now he's married. But in wartime nothing is as it seems. Alex's marriage is a sham and Rose is the only woman he's ever wanted. As he recovers from his wounds, he sets out to win her trust. His gift of a silver locket is a far cry from the luxuries she's left behind. What value will she put on his love?
“As you can probably guess from their name, Choc Lit - publishers of romantic women’s fiction - draw a direct parallel between indulging in chocolate and reading one of their novels. It’s an analogy that could easily be cloying; but Margaret James’s The Silver Locket, with its surprisingly graphic scenes set in the trenches and hospital wards of World War I, cuts through some of the potential saccharine sweetness. More of a coffee-flavoured dark chocolate truffle, perhaps?” Amber Pearson, The Daily Mail
“It was three years ago when I first encountered Choc Lit Publishing and since then I've been consistently impressed by the standard of the books they publish”.
Publication date: 21/10/2010
Publisher: Choc Lit
|Publication date:||21st October 2010|
|Genres:||Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,|
Margaret James was born and brought up in Hereford. She studied English at London University, and has written many short stories, articles and serials for magazines. She is the author of fifteen published novels. This is Margaret’s third Choc Lit novel. Her first The Silver Locket, received a glowing review from the Daily Mail and reached the Top 20 Small Publishers Fiction List in November 2010. It was also selected as a Valentine pick at Lovereading in February 2011 and a Reviewers’ Choice Award for 2010 at Single Titles. The Golden Chain also hit the Top 20 Small Publishers Fiction List in ...More About Margaret James