A Reader's Opinion: A SPLENDID BOY by Melanie Martin
A Royal Newfoundland Regiment Love Story
A READER'S OPINION
Heartrending and tender, A Splendid Boy by Melanie Martin is a beautiful love story spanning two time periods. The author writes of two young people who have the kind of love talked about in books and movies. In 1981, both Daniel and Emma are approached to be invited to and talk about their time during the war as part of a war commemoration. We're then transported to 1914 where their stories begin. Their remarkable love suffered, endured, and struggled through a time when so much ugliness and horror took place. I rarely read books set during WWI. However, the author swept me in with her easy writing style, and the fascinating history of a time and place I know little about, and she accomplished what few authors of WWI fiction have—she left me wanting more. I cared about Daniel and Emma so deeply, that by the end of the book, I don't mind saying I had shed a few tears.
A Splendid Boy is a treasure of engaging history and incredible love. Well done, Melanie Martin.
Content Rating: 3 Hearts | Reviewed by: MK McClintock
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