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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

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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 April 1944 Stark New Hampshire German prisoners of war arrive and a young American girl is torn between a forbidden love love of country and familyFrancis did a wonderful job with historical references The two young women serving as main characters Collie and Estelle along with the time period and war references were very well done The reader felt the environment of the 1940 s and the upheaval and uncertainty of wartime The feelings of people from both sides were addressed with realism Francis has a lovely writing style slightly poetic definately not overdone especially for a love story Her words paint the emotional difficulty faced by the characters her prose enhanced the reading experience Francis created an interesting narrative of forbidden love The manner in which Collie and August meet and feelings develop was sentimental The premise of the societal and family propriety during this era was heartbreaking Nationalities religion and social status all contributed to forbidden love and many heartbreaks Familial expectations duty obligation reigned in matters of the heart and love The narrative gives a wonderful glimpse of the prejudices and boundaries experienced during this time in history I found the novel uite enjoyable I appreciated the emotional and difficulty love during wartime and the 1940 s presented This is a love story without the syrupy tone most romance narratives carry I prefer my romance genre to be tragic and painful where love and joining together is a painful road Yes I do enjoy a HEA but I prefer painful longing love I know terrible Historical fiction fans will want to give this a read the romance aspect time period and all the characters contribute to its appeal The ending tied the story together in such a complimentary manner Wonderful debut from Francis Marriage by Deception young women serving as main characters Collie and Estelle along with the time period and war references were very well done The reader felt the environment of the 1940 s and the upheaval and uncertainty of wartime The feelings of people from both sides were addressed with realism Francis has a lovely writing style slightly poetic definately not overdone especially for a love story Her words paint the emotional difficulty faced by the characters her prose enhanced the reading experience Francis created an interesting narrative of forbidden love The manner in which Collie and August meet and feelings develop was sentimental The premise of the societal and family propriety during this era was heartbreaking Nationalities religion and social status all contributed to forbidden love and many heartbreaks Familial expectations duty obligation reigned in matters of the heart and love The narrative gives a wonderful glimpse of the prejudices and boundaries experienced during this time in history I found the novel uite enjoyable I appreciated the emotional and difficulty love during wartime and the 1940 s presented This is a love story without the syrupy tone most romance narratives carry I prefer my romance genre to be tragic and painful where love and joining together is a painful road Yes I do enjoy a HEA but I prefer painful longing love I know terrible Historical fiction fans will want to give this a read the romance aspect time period and all the characters contribute to its appeal The ending tied the story together in such a complimentary manner Wonderful debut from Francis

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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 By Joseph Monninger writing under J P Francis Publisher Plume release July 29 2014Like 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 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 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 love


10 thoughts on “The Majors Daughter

  1. says:

    April 1944 Stark New Hampshire German prisoners of war arrive and a young American girl is torn between a forbidden love love of country and familyFrancis did a wonderful job with historical references The two young women serving as main characters Collie and Estelle along with the time period and war references were very well done The reader felt the environment of the 1940's and the upheaval and uncertainty of wartime The feelings of p

  2. says:

    Pages read 34I won this one from Library Thing I'll basically try anything set in WWII and I thought this premise sounded promising Unfortunat

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    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 fo

  5. says:

    By Joseph Monninger writing under J P Francis Publisher Plume release July 29 2014Like 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 ar

  6. says:

    I won this book but I have would have read it anywaywritten by Joseph Monninger as J P FrancisThis book takes place during WWII at a prisoner camp in NH German soldiers were sent there to cut trees such work for the paper mill The major in ch

  7. says:

    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 wa

  8. says:

    I love this book so much It's the kind of good that makes me hesitant to start reading something else right away because I feel like

  9. says:

    25I'd been so excited to read The Major's Daughter based on the cover and the blurb and the idea of forbidden love between a German POW and the daughter of an American Major and all of it happening on American soil However in the end I was disappointed even upset by the way in which the stories wrapped themselves up In many ways there are two separate books within the chapters We not only follow Collie the Amer

  10. says:

    This book really pissed me off Be back to add to review when I’m done ranting and ravingOkay backFirst of all why the hell did Joseph Monninger use different name especially female sounding name By the time I was 4th or 5th chapter it dawned on me there is no way it was written by a female I literally had to look his name up only to find out he has another nameSecondly I thought it was supposed to be a story about the Major

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