War Brides Paperback – 12 Jun 2012
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About the Author
Helen Bryan was born in Virginia, grew up in Tennessee, and is a longtime resident of London. A former barrister, she is the author of an award-winning biography of Martha Washington. She was inspired to write War Brides “by the true war-time stories of family and friends in the United States and England, and by the little known stories of the brave young women who joined Churchill’s Special Operations Executive.” This is her first novel.
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Top Customer Reviews
Some of the sentences don't actually make sense. The grammar and spelling would shame my 8 year old niece. The formatting is also very bad - though this may only relate to the Kindle edition.
I have only reached chapter 5, and the story hasn't really begun. Unfortunately I don't know if I can persevere with this book as I am becoming invreasingly irritated by the poor writing style and bad grammar. I don't understand why this book was published in this state.
Luckily I only paid 77p!
Update...........I did persevere with the book and did enjoy the story, if farfetched
This book would also have been improved by much tighter editing. It's full of spelling errors, grammatical mistakes and suffers from poor formatting. A good editor would also have cut down the clunky exposition. It's a shame that so many things spoiled this book. I do wonder how this got published in the state that it's in.
The book is riddled with spelling mistakes, grammatical mistakes, and poor editing. This makes it even more annoying to read.
Luckily it was only 77p! Just about worth it.
Then there's the characters. How the devil could anyone even understand , let alone warm too, a woman who steals another woman's fiancé just so she can be closer to the man she actually loves. This didn't make her deep and three dimensional. This made her annoying and teeth grinding. Francis applying to part of SOE? Whatever. Francis sent into France with a certain female condition? Utterly dis-credible.
There are also plot lines that just get abandoned. At one point the big emphasis is on rescuing two little Jewish girls but suddenly one complication happens and that's it: sorry Jewish girls , you may have miraculously escaped through Nazi occupied France and magically found transport to the Sussex Coast but now it's all in vain.
And this Sussex Coast business is silly too. You can tell the author looked at a map and thought 'oh England is really small so places in this area of the Sussex Coast must all be in walking distance of each other, England being so small and all!' No towns within a short walking distance of Brighton are on the London to Brighton mainline. There are only two towns that could fit the authors description of the location. I live in one of them, and there is no way smuggler tunnels would stretch that far inland or that the characters could walk to Brighton from in a morning.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this book, the characters were heartwarming and storyline was wonderful.Published 23 hours ago by Amazon Customer
A wonderful story of the lives of women from different backgrounds bought together by war. Staying together to as women who needed. support. Read their story. Read morePublished 1 day ago by swansong
Brilliant read. Lovely build up and strengthening of relationships throughout the book. An easy, emotional thought provoking read giving a real insight into women during the war.Published 1 day ago by xxxx
Quite the best book I have ever read. I'm a baby boomer born in 1947 and grandmother told me much about the blitz and sheltering in the flour wharfs south of the river Thames in... Read morePublished 2 days ago by ANTHONY LANGMEAD
This book has been sitting on my kindle for a few weeks, finally I read it and could not put it down! Lovely story, brought in different aspects of the war, well written.Published 2 days ago by Guernseygal
Brilliant reading have recommend this bookPublished 4 days ago by Great game it is one that keeps me coming back for more game play love looking for the clues but it is nice to know there is help when you get realis