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The Soldier's Wife
The Soldier's Wife | Margaret Leroy
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A novel full of grand passion and intensity, The Soldier's Wife asks "What would you do for your family?", "What should you do for a stranger?", and "What would you do for love?"As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship--and her family--safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger.Includes a reading group guide for book clubs.
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nu-bibliophile
The Soldier's Wife | Margaret Leroy
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Mehso-so

This is a great book no doubt about it, but somehow I felt a bit uncomfortable while reading it. I don‘t know if I should rate it highly or not because of that. Personally, I think it‘s a matter of principle. I don‘t know if I can do what she did in those circumstances especially how everything turned out. It left me feeling a little raw at the end.

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Maggie_Reads
The Soldier's Wife | Margaret Leroy
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Four books read in one month is a big deal for me. Getting back to my pre-kid reading pace. 😁👍🏻

britt_brooke Nicely done! 10mo
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Maggie_Reads
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this one.

War + Forbidden Love + Protecting Loved Ones = Lots of tense moments. 🌻

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Bookscoffeewinelove
The Soldier's Wife | Margaret Leroy
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Sunday reading #greatsofar

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Serenity_Within86
The Soldier's Wife | Margaret Leroy
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Needed break from thrillers.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
The Soldier's Wife | Margaret Leroy
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When you Best Book Friend moves 4 Hours Away. No more riding your bike down the road to set on her porch and talk books for hours. #booknerdproblems

Eyelit 💜 3y
LeahBergen 😟 3y
rubyslippersreads 😢😢😢 3y
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Michellesibs
The Soldier's Wife | Margaret Leroy
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This book is quite powerful. I've literally just read the last page but I think it will stay with me for a long time. The author really shows the effects of war time from various perspectives and gets you think to how it may have been living during ww2 and the occupation. would recommend. easy read.