Monday, 24 June 2013

Review: Dusk by Eve Edwards



Dusk by Eve Edwards is a beautiful love story set against the brutal back drop of WWI.

A love worth fighting for.

When Helen, a young hard-working nurse, meets aristocratic artist Sebastian, she doesn't expect to even like him, let alone fall in love. But against the troubled backdrop of wartime London, an unlikely but intense romance blossoms. And even the bloody trenches of the Somme, where they are both posted, cannot diminish their feelings for each other.

But Helen is concealing a secret and when a terrible crime is committed there are devastating consequences for them both.

When lives are being lost, can true love survive?


My thoughts
I have really mixed feelings on this book

In someways I really loved it. I loved the fact it was written about World War One. I loved the medical history stuff and the history geek in me was happily entertained by both of these things for the entire book. I loved the main characters who the story follows both the charming and elegant Sebastian and the lovely and feisty Helen. I loved how the story flitted backwards and forwards between time period building up the story as a whole as it went along and in someways it was the perfect book for me. I can see myself recommending this series far and wide but especially at school for the student I teach to compliment work we do on World War One.

However the ending left me so frustrated as it feels it just ends and the story as a whole doesn't feel complete. I know it is the first book in a series and I get that but as a reader I still want that first book to be complete within itself with the possibility of more left open. It's almost make me want to recommend to others to wait for the rest of the series to be published before reading it.

So definitely a book I enjoyed and would recommend but maybe hold off for now if you hate cliffhangers as much as I do.

2 comments:

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Hmm, I'm wondering if I should wait for Dawn before reading this now... I really love Eve Edwards' other books so I know I'll enjoy it, but I do hate cliffhangers.

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