“It’s 1916, and the last thing Nova Scotian soldier Danny Baker expects to find in war-torn France is the love of his life. Audrey Poulin is alone in the world, and struggling to survive the war in the French countryside. When Audrey and Danny meet and fall in love, it seems like the best version of fate. But love is only the beginning, as Danny loses a leg in the Battle of the Somme, and returns home to Halifax with Audrey, only to discover that he’s unable to leave the war behind. Danny and Audrey struggle with their new life together, and must face not only their own internal demons, but a catastrophe that will soon rip apart everything they think they know about themselves and each other.” (Goodreads).
This was a really great book. I didn’t know too much about the Halifax Explosion (what I knew was mostly from that Heritage Minute series on Canadian television) so this was a great read to gain some insight into the explosion and the aftermath of that terrible tragedy. It was also great to read about the relationship between Danny and Audrey and how it grows and changes over time as their circumstances shift and change.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.
This book is written by Canadian author Genevieve Graham who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
*My progress for this Challenge is 8/13!!!