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The walnut tree
Charles Todd
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Visiting a friend in Paris during July 1914, Lady Elspeth Douglas witnesses the French army mobilize against German invasion. Although she books passage home, Elspeth is drawn to help wounded soldiers in need and is discovered at the front lines by fellow Scotsman Peter Gilchrist. Elspeth feels an immediate connection with Peter but cannot acknowledge her feelings as she has just made a semiformal promise to another. Training and working as a nurse give Elspeth a sense of purpose and a reoccurring connection to Peter, but both men are in her thoughts. Will the war and her honor make the choice for her? Verdict Waiting for PBS's Downton Abbey to resume or pining for the pleasure of a new Todd mystery? This World War I story, with a pleasant nod to the Christmas season, will give longtime fans a reason to rejoice and will surely attract new fans lucky enough to receive a gift copy. Bess Crawford appears occasionally, but this stand-alone tale is truly about Elspeth, the two soldiers who've captured her heart in such different ways, and the struggle to find hope in the midst of war. Bringing history to life through these characters and their actions, this book will have a strong appeal for many readers.-Stacey Hayman, Rocky River P.L., OH (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Elspeth Douglas
Female
Engaged
Visits a friend in Paris just as the Nazis invade France; tries to get back to England; fiance is sent to war; returns to England; trains to become a nurse;.
Nurse

Peter Gilchrist
Male
Keeps Elspeth safe;.
Captain



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