Love in a Time of War

· The Three Fry Sisters Book 1 · One More Chapter · Narrated by Ruth Sillers
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The Internationally Bestselling Author of The English Wife

‘Beautifully epic, romantic & rich in detail’ #1 & USA Today bestseller Lorna Cook

‘Sweeping and evocative’ Rosanna Ley

Three sisters The Great War The end of innocence...

In 1913, in a quiet corner of London, the three Fry sisters are coming of age, dreaming of all the possibilities the bright future offers. But when war erupts their innocence is shattered and a new era of uncertainty begins.

Cecelia loves Max but his soldier’s uniform is German, not British, and suddenly the one man she loves is the one man she can’t have.

Jessie enlists in the army as a nurse and finally finds the adventure she’s craved when she’s sent to Gallipoli and Egypt, but it comes with an unimaginable cost.

Etta elopes to Capri with her Italian love, Carlo, but though her growing bump is real, her marriage certificate is a lie.

As the three sisters embark on journeys they never could have imagined, their mother Christina worries about the harsh new realities they face, and what their exposure to the wider world means for the secrets she’s been keeping...

Praise for Adrienne Chinn:

‘A truly epic read, spanning continents and momentous events, the different narratives braided to form a powerful rope of story of love found and love lost’ Jane Johnson

‘What a fantastic book! The reader is swept on a whirlwind journey across Europe, from Capri to London to Egypt and beyond’ Kathleen McGurl, author of The Girl from Bletchley Park

‘Stunning, a sublime tale of secrets, strong women and turbulent times...I absolutely adored it’ Clare Marchant

1 review
Shirley McAllister
February 25, 2022
Romance, Heartache and the ravages of war are contained within the pages of this book. It spans countries, and continents in its story of wartime Romance. The story is set during the first world war. You will travel to England, Italy, Egypt and even Canada. It follows the Fry family of three girls Celia, Etta and Jesse. They each find love and romance during the war, some not so happy and all challenging. Celia is in London...she is marching for women's rights. She loves a man in a German uniform..the enemy. Jesse enlists as an Army nurse and travels to Egypt. She meets a doctor and marries, but at a great cost. Etta elopes with her Italian lover to Capri, but although her baby bump is for real, her marriage is not. Christina..the mother of all holds a secret close to her that she can never tell. Because of this she worries for the safety of her daughters out in the world at war. I love this book it was a long one, but it described everything in detail. I felt like I was walking on the cliffs in Italy and I felt the dirt sting my face in Egypt. The book was well written, the Characters were wonderful and the depiction of the first world war and the trenches was realistic as were the zeppelins. There has been a lot written on WWII recently, but WWI is not so widely written about. I hope there is a book two so I can follow the girls on the next section of their lives, especially Celia and Frank in Canada and Jesse and Aziz in Egypt. I also like the ending and hope that Christina once again finds happiness with Henry. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend it. Thanks to Adrienne Chinn for writing a great story, to Harper Collins U.K., One More Chapter for publishing it and to NetGalley for making it available to me.
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About the author

Adrienne Chinn was born in an old paper-making town in Newfoundland, and grew up in rural Quebec and Montreal. She retraced her English father’s footsteps back to England, where she now lives and works as an interior designer.

When not writing or designing, she can normally be found in the queue at Gatwick heading off somewhere new: she travels all over the world, but most often to her beloved Morocco, which she has been visiting regularly for over ten years.

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