It was a rare treat to be able to read about a young, British, twenty-one-year old woman during World War I. This fascinating story was in large part about a branch of the British service during World War I called the Women’s Land Army. The WLA was filled with young women who replaced men in all agricultural jobs in the country. The main character is a sweet young lady who wants to get away from her mother and father’s house and chooses to volunteer for her country. Lovely Emily Bryce meets a dashing Australian pilot and falls in love with him while he is recovering from an injury. Life is very hard for Emily but she must be independent and remain true to herself. I love historical fiction and this book did not disappoint me! Rhys Bown is an excellent author and captures the true essence of the Woman’s Land Army and life in England in 1918. Fabulous story and great characters make this a five star hit for me!
The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen will be available February 12, 2019 from Lake Union Publishing. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.