A Reader's Opinion: A SPLENDID BOY by Melanie Martin


A Royal Newfoundland Regiment Love Story


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

This book has already been reviewed and rated for Books & Benches and received our Reader's Top Pick Seal of Distinction. Read the other review and learn more about the book.

#AReadersOpinion #HistoricalFiction

COMMENTS: You may comment as a site member or as a guest without a sign-in. Spam comments will be removed and the user who posted the spam will be blocked. Anyone who leaves a comment is expected to be kind and courteous towards others so that this remains a happy place. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we may receive an affiliate commission for qualified purchases. This does not cost you, the consumer, anything, and helps us keep this blog operational. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”