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Those Who Serve

Those Who Serve [Kindle Edition]

Marcia Willett
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It had all seemed so exciting and romantic! Not even out of their teens, Kate and Cass, friends since boarding school, both marrying dashing naval officers within weeks of each other. But after all the glamour of naval balls and white weddings, passing beneath the arches of naval swords had not led Kate down the pathway to marital bliss. Not even her cherished twins can compensate for her husband's coldness and mental cruelty and she yearns for the peace of her beloved West Country. Cass, on the other hand, revels in the freedom of movement her husband's long absences on the submarines provide - even with the arrival of the first of her four children, she is not to be denied the frenzied activity of the 1960s sexual revolution! But it is a dangerous game that Cass is playing, and as the decades roll by, Kate may not always be around to pick up the pieces...

About the Author

Marcia Willett was born in Somerset, the youngest of five girls. After training to become a ballet dancer, she joined her sister`s Dance Academy as ballet mistress. She then became a naval wife and her son was born in 1970. She now lives in Devon with her husband, Rodney, who first encouraged Marcia to write, and their Newfoundland, Trubshawe.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 602 KB
  • Print Length: 516 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0747248699
  • Publisher: Headline; New Ed edition (10 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005QOJ7YK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,841 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
You felt as though you knew each character personnally and really cared about what happened to them. The author's description of the 1960's is so accurate and observant as is her recollection of the Naval life it brought memories flooding back to me. I felt as though I had stepped back in time to yesterday and my own young married life.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marcia Willett does it again 25 Sep 2009
Marcia Willett has again produced a lengthy saga, that has links to Hattie's Mill and other stories. A lovely gentle read. If you like the style of Rosamunde Pilcher, and love the West Country, then read this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Those who serve 5 Jan 2011
Absolutely beautifully written, didn't want it to end, emotional rollercoaster from start to finish, If you like Marcia Willett then you will not be disappointed. The characters almost become people you know!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable book to read 27 Jun 2010
I read this book many years ago and just wanted to remind myself of the various characters that crop up in Marcia Willett's books. I am sure that anyone who purchases this book won't be disappointed - a realy super 'read'.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Character-driven light fiction 10 May 2014
By Sue
Kate and Cass are close friends with very different outlooks. One stays in an unhappy marriage, the other has many affairs. The first chapter is a ‘flash-forward’ to an event in Cass’s life, and clearly overshadows the whole book. Well-written and believable, with hope in the midst of pain.

I first read this in 2000. I enjoyed the second time of reading, too. This is Marcia Willett’s first novel, and some of the characters introduced in it re-appear in her later books. Recommended for anyone who likes character-driven light fiction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reading books 16 Mar 2014
Format:Audio Cassette|Verified Purchase
I chose this rating because I was very pleased with my purchase. I buy these reading books for my mother and she was pleased also.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heart felt 6 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Being a navy wife myself for many year I could relate to a lot of the places,an excellent read which I really enjoyed
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous 13 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is superb and sets the base story for all Marcia Willett's other books. I have read it more than once over the last few years. Wonderful believable characters. I have read every one of her books and look forward to the next one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars monotonous
I am one who really did not like this book at all, I found it repetative and monotonous in the extreme, however I do like Marcia Willett and have read a few I have enjoyed. Read more
Published 16 months ago by S. M. Wheeler
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my fave
A reasonable read as with all this authors books , very descriptive but not my favourite although it wouldnt put me off reading this author again
Published 18 months ago by Lynda b
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
I love the Naval side of the stories , the flora a fauna, the description of the moors and the there is always the animals!
Published 18 months ago by Mrs. H. Macpherson
5.0 out of 5 stars Devon addict
Part of a long interconnected series of books but all can be read separately equally enjoyably. Great to see how some kids ended up
Published 19 months ago by aricandec
4.0 out of 5 stars The Navy Lark
I hope that the private lives of Navy personnel are not really as depicted in this novel. There is far too much attempted cross-fertilisation occurring throughout the book,... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Peter the Dutchman
5.0 out of 5 stars Marcia Willett scores again
I absolutely loved this book and couldn't put it down. I was reduced to tears in parts and really felt that I got to know the characters, but did get a little mixed up with... Read more
Published on 8 May 2012 by angiec187
5.0 out of 5 stars First of Many.
Having read all of Marcia Willett's books and really enjoyed them I was delighted to discover her debut novel "Those Who Serve". Read more
Published on 8 Nov 2011 by Charchris
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