Home Fires of the Great War by Rebekah A. Morris

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Book Description
Thirteen-year-old Maria Mitchell, known to all as Ria, and her friend Lydia have been assigned to write a report on a hero or heroine of the Great War (World War I) for a school project. Instead of picking some well known figure, the two friends decide to search for someone forgotten or unknown. When asked to help, Emma Mitchell, Ria's Mom, brings out old letters she and a cousin wrote during the war. The girls are sure the letters hold the key to their success of finding a forgotten hero! But will they? It that all that these letters bring to light? Join Ria and Lydia, Mrs. Mitchell, an old neighbor called Corporal, and others as they re-live the years of home life during the war.
My Review
 I think this is the first time I have tried reading a book where most of it was in the form of letters between two young girls. I was not sure how well I would like that type of story. But I loved the sound of the plot and the idea of old letters from two cousins. So I decide to give it a try. And once again I am impressed with how well done Rebekah Morris's books are! It was very well written and the characters were great. Over the coarse of the book I got to feeling like I really knew the characters. I find it amazing how she can take what may have been a simple life during World War I, and turned it into an lovely story. It is a long story, but this would make a great book for families to read aloud together. Or for anyone who likes to read about an interesting time in history from the view point of the children.
 I received this book free from the author, Rebekah A. Morris, for my honest review. The opinions are my own.
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1 comment :

  1. Thanks for the review, LeAnne. Glad you enjoyed it.