We That are Left
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"August 4th, 1914: It was the day of champagne and raspberries, the day the world changed."
Juliet Greenwood's moving, thrilling novel honours the sacrifice of soldiers and civilians in World War I and captures how lives were changed afterwards, some destroyed, but some, with love and courage, rebuilt anew.
Elin lives a luxurious but lonely life at Hiram Hall. Her husband Hugo loves her but he has never recovered from the Boer War. Now another war threatens to destroy everything she knows.
With Hugo at the front, and her cousin Alice and friend Mouse working for the war effort, Elin has to learn to run the estate in Cornwall, growing much needed food, sharing her mother's recipes and making new friends – and enemies. But when Mouse is in danger, Elin must face up to the horrors in France herself.
And when the Great War is finally over, Elin's battles prove to have only just begun.
Watersones Wales Book of the Month, Wales Independent Bookshops Book of the Month and Wales National Museums Book of the Month, March 2014
Praise for We That are Left
A Country Wives Top 10 Riveting Read of 2014:
"When I started to read it, it was like putting on a pair of comfortable old slippers. I just slipped into the characters lives and I devoured every page for its simplicity and honesty."
Annabel, Country Wives
"Ms Greenwood is a mistress of storytelling. Her novel pulls the reader in from the very first page... I have no doubt whatsoever that you will simply adore Juliet Greenwood's latest novel. I know I did!"
Edith O'Nuallain, Story Circle Book Reviews
"This is such a moving story, one full of emotion and the author captures the atmosphere and adds details that make you feel as if you are there too with Elin. It really was a delight to read this book and I didn't want it to end at all."
" I just slipped into the characters lives and I devoured every page for its simplicity and honesty."
Annabel, Country Wives (http://www.countrywives.co.uk/left-juliet-greenwood/)
"'We That Are Left' spans the four long, life-changing years of 1914-1918 and beyond, portraying the effects of the war not merely on the novel's characters but on British society as a whole, capturing the final days of a passing era and way of life. It is beautifully written, wonderfully paced. There is romance, adventure and suspense. And there is, as in Eden's Garden, quiet contemplation of the themes of grief, loss and loyalty, and of the way in which our past experiences shape our future selves. It is, quite simply, a riveting read."
Suzy Ceulan Hughes, www.gwales.com
"There are few greater delights than a book that draws you in from the very first pages and immediately makes you care about what happens next, that demands your attention in every free moment you can conjure until the end."
Claire McAlpine, Word by Word (http://clairemca.wordpress.com/)
"powerful and moving"
"Juliet writes with obvious passion for and knowledge of her subject. Indeed Juliet communicates with an emotional eloquence and understanding that's contagious in a good way making her novels very much worth our time."
Ani Johnson, thebookbag.co.uk
Praise for Juliet's previous novel Eden's Garden
"a wonderful, scrumptious read..."
Sharon, Magical Musings (http://magicalmusings.com/)
"this story covers multiple generations of a woman's struggle and heartache with a deft touch. Sensual and romantic, the story swept me away with its strong female characters... It is filled with Welsh charm and romance, and delights with a sweet, lovingly tended story that leaves the reader deeply satisfied"
Nadine Galinsky Feldman (http://www.nadinefeldman.com)
"don't hesitate to immerse yourself in this delightful, intriguing tale which unravels family secrets"
Claire McAlpine, Word by Word
"Written on the grand scale, this powerful and moving story of two deeply creative women, seperated by time but both struggling to balance the conflicting demands of family duty and the desire for freedom, held me gripped until the final family mystery was resolved and the entirely satisfying resolution reached."
"A great romantic read and also a very atmoshperic, ingenious mystery."
Margaret James, Writing Magazine
"Beautiful writing and a charming, intriguing story."
"Juliet's characters are so believable and richly drawn - the reader really cares what happens to them..."
Category: Fiction Novels
First published by Honno in : February 2014