By book blogger “Mrs. C.”
About the time I discovered my grandfather’s role in WWI, I received a request from this author to review this beautiful novel set during The Great War. Author Roy Griffis has the rare talent of writing vividly descriptive narrative which places the reader inside the scene as a nonparticipating character. His impeccable research has allowed this novel to be compared to Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms.
This novel begins on the battlefield during the Christmas Day truce, and takes off like a bullet thereafter. Charlotte, a nurse, physically cares for Robert, an officer, man of mystery, and eventually emotionally cares for him. Charlotte longs for him, and he her, the only bright spot in their war. Eventually, they part, but not their hearts. Even in deepest despair, Robert remembers the giver of a cross he wears around his neck.