Sunday, 2 October 2016

Review: Where Dragonflies Hover

Where Dragonflies HoverWhere Dragonflies Hover by Annemarie Brear
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s 1945 and Alexandria (Allie) Jamieson is enjoying the spring sun at Hollingsworth House. Her body is racked with pain but she vows to herself that she must finish writing her diary so that someday someone will read it and know of the life and the love she had and that true love does exist.

2010 – Alexandria (Lexi) O’Connor’s marriage is failing. Her and Dylan’s love has been buried beneath careers and possessions. Lexi is inexplicably drawn to an old run down mansion currently for sale. While looking around the grounds she finds a diary and finds herself enthralled by the life and love of Allie Jamieson and Daniel Hollingsworth.

I loved this dual time frame romance. The harrowing experiences of the nurses during WWI were moving and their relentless and tireless devotion to the wounded soldiers under impossible conditions was extraordinary.

Allie’s story was the foundation of the novel and on finding the diary and reading Allie’s story Lexi comes to learn that love is sometimes about compromise.

This is a story about relationships and give and take and the changing views of society over time.

I liked that Lexi’s parents were supportive of Lexi but didn’t take sides.

And as it always should be, problems are solved and lives are saved and everyone lives happily ever after.

Recommended to all Historical Fiction Romance readers.

With my thanks to Choc Lit via Netgalley for my copy to read and review.

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