Hello Everyone! Welcome to my stop today on the Blog Tour for Until We Meet Again by Rosemary Goodacre. I am so excited to share my review with you on this fabulous book! First a thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for allowing me to participate and a thank you to Rosemary Goodacre and the publisher for giving me the privilege to read and review this book. Now to find out more about this book…
Until We Meet Again
Edmond Derwent/Amy Fletcher
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
The Great War drove them apart – but love kept them together
Summer 1914: Shy young woman, Amy Fletcher, lives a quiet life in Sussex. An office worker, she lives at home, along with her parents and spirited younger brother, Bertie. But her life is transformed when she meets handsome young man, Edmond Derwent, son of one of the wealthiest families in the small town of Larchbury, and student at Cambridge University.
The couple are falling deeply in love when war breaks out and, eager to do his duty for England, Edmond signs up as an officer. The couple plan to be wed, eager to start a new life together – but their happiness is short-lived when Edmond is sent to Flanders to lead his men into battle. Amy trains as a VAD nurse and is soon sent to France, where she sees the true horror of war inflicted on the brave young men sent to fight.
Separated by war, Edmond and Amy share their feelings through emotional letters sent from the front line. But when Edmond is critically wounded at Ypres, their love faces the biggest test of all – can their love stay strong while the world around them is crumbling?
A romantic, emotional saga set in WW1 – readers of Rosie Goodwin, Katie Flynn and Val Wood will be captivated by this story of love.
Until We Meet Again is the first book I’ve had the pleasure of reading from author Rosemary Goodacre and I loved it. I enjoy wartime romances and was extremely impressed with Ms. Goodacre’s style of writing. Happy to have found a new author and look forward to reading more from her in the future!
Amy Fletcher is nineteen and lives in Larchbury, Sussex with her parents and older brother Albert. While visiting her Aunt in Hove one weekend, Amy runs into Edmond Derwent. Edmond Derwent is twenty and the son of a prominent local family in Larchbury. Amy Fletcher’s father worked as Edmond’s tutor for a short time when he was young, so the families know each other. After spending the afternoon with Amy he requests her address and asks if he can call on her when he’s home from college.
What a fabulous story and couple! As young Amy and Edmond fall in love, WW1 is starting. This story not only focuses on this young couple and their relationship, but the war around them and how it affects their marriage, friends, and family.
I really loved this couple! Amy is a lovely, smart and caring young woman. Edmond is a friendly, handsome young man who treats everyone as an equal, even those who are not of his class. It’s obvious that these two are falling in love, but the war is forever looming in the background. When Edmund decides to enlist in the war, Amy considers enrolling as a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment). With the possibility of Edmund getting sent abroad, our couple ends up getting engaged. We then follow their lives as they get married and both are sent abroad with the war impacting both their marriage and those they love.
This was an extremely well-written story. Ms. Goodacre did a fabulous job of balancing the reality of war and still giving us hope with a love story between Amy and Edmund. It was an emotional read and one I struggled to put down. Ms. Goodacre also gave us some fascinating secondary characters and I would love to read more about them in future stories. My understanding is that Amy and Edmund will be back in the second book in this series and I’m thrilled! I look forward to reading the rest of their story and hopefully catching up with some of the other intriguing characters. An absolutely fantastic book and an author I highly recommend!
Rosemary Goodacre has previously worked in computing and teaching. She has had short stories published and a novella, A Fortnight is not Enough.
Her father’s family came from continental Europe and she loves travelling.
She enjoys country walking, bridge, and classical music. She lives with her husband in Kent, England.
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Many thanks for welcoming me to your blog, Rose, and for giving me such a lovely review. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story.
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