The Majors Daughter (E–pub/E–book) ↠ J.P. Francis

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  • The Majors Daughter
  • J.P. Francis
  • English
  • 03 June 2018
  • 9780452298699

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The Majors Daughter characters ↠ 107 Read & Download The Majors Daughter Country   Camp Stark is under the command of Major John Brennan whose beautiful daughter Collie will serve as translator Educated at Smith and devoted to her widowed father Collie is immediately drawn to Private August Wahrlich a peaceful poet jaded by war. I received a copy of The Major s Daughter by JP Francis from NetGalley for a honest review When I read the synopsis for this book and saw that it was similar to Summer of my German Soldier I was excited start reading My expectations were high because of my love of Summer of my German Soldier However I was sadly disappointed I found this book depressing and blah It was depressing because I figured either way would end up in heartache for Collie our heroine Unfortunately I was correct in that since but I won t share any details The whole set up seemed a bit unbelievable to a point the daughter of a major falling in love with a German prisoner at a prisoner of war camp in America in the 1940s First off I find it difficult to see how the prisoner and the girl would end up crossing paths enough times for them even to fall in love Regardless the author did a good job of setting up the meeting and falling in love of August the German soldier and Collie Aside from the unlikely set up the author did a great job with the historical elements such as the girls Collie and Estelle the time period and information about the war The whole dating process of the girls is just what one thinks of when thinking about the social scene of the 1940s and 1950s Also the author s writing was just amazing JP Francis has excellent command of the English language Some of her sentences were just beautifully written and were a joy to read The ending of the book felt a bit rushed especially since the rest of the book went at a slow pace I wish we the readers were given about the Collie s life after she tried to escape with August That would have really rounded out the book other than just giving us a short glimpse into her life after the POW camp Despite enjoying the author s writing I found this book to be blah and unmemorable I would not recommend this book because of it is dull and forgettable 2 out of 5 stars

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The Majors Daughter characters ↠ 107 Read & Download The Majors Daughter Like Snow Falling on Cedars a stirring tale of wartime love   April 1944  The uiet rural village of Stark New Hampshire is irrevocably changed by the arrival of 150 German prisoners of war  And one family unexpectedly divided must choose between love and. You know I should just forbid myself from reading historical fiction altogether I am one of those people who looks for and finds so many anachronisms and cultural discrepancies that it affects my experience of the bookPoint number one in this entire story that takes place in the US during the later years of World War II there is not one single reference to coffee sugar or fuel rationing Yet in the novel people drink coffee and lemonade and drive to dances without a second thought Omitting details of these deprivations seems like an egregious oversight in a wartime settingPoint number two why are two German POWs drinking beer and toasting each other by saying Skoal Germans say Prosit Not to mention how is it believable that an Austrian man in the 1920s or 30s names a dog Chowder How would a German speaking person pronounce that word even if they somehow knew of its existence But clearly not every reader gets bogged down in small details like I do So I should put those things aside and talk about the story It s a dual coming of age story a wartime take on Romeo and Juliet with shades of Tennessee Williams thrown in The young women are well written and you would not suspect the author is male until it comes to a scene where a group of girls covertly watch the barely clad muscular young POWs soaking wet and cavorting in the rain I m afraid the author is stymied by how to describe the particular feelings this situation might awaken in the girls so it is instead described in somewhat stodgy prose which will certainly disappoint fans of romanceThis book was slightly too long and it got very draggy towards the end I m glad I read it even though some parts were not easy to digest Would I recommend this book to others I m not sure Maybe if you re from northern New England not committed to Hollywood happy endings are rather relaxed in your approach to authenticity and enjoy coming of age stories of star crossed lovers set in the war years If any or all of that appeals to you by all means read this book

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The Majors Daughter characters ↠ 107 Read & Download The Majors Daughter As international conflict looms on the home front their passion blinds them to the inevitable dangers ahead   Inspired by the little known existence of a real World War II POW camp The Major’s Daughter is a fresh take on the timeless theme of forbidden lo. I can t wait to read Joseph Monninger s newest book This will make my 4th one to readWhat a coincidence The book prior to this one was Snow Falling on Cedars that I read That book is 20 years old Crazy sometimes the little synchronicities of life