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The Daughters of Mars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Excellent - Highly recommended.

    This is an excellent book about World War I. It has strong female characters which all readers will admire. Another great book with strong female characters is "The Partisan" by William Jarvis. This book is only 99 cents right now on the Nook. It is based on true facts about World War II. Both books deserve A+++++++

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  • Posted June 17, 2014

    Fabulous book! Written with real heart and soul.

    Fabulous book! Written with real heart and soul.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Highly Recommend!!!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the history and medical drama in this book.

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  • Posted December 22, 2013

    Great story of human spirit during the trials of World War I

    <b> Great story of human spirit during the trials of World War I as told through Australian Nurse Corps.<b>

    I am a fan of historical fiction and have been reading quite a bit of them centered on World War II . I guess now I will be delving into World War I, or the Great War then known as the war to end all wars. It was very refreshing and interesting to read a book set in the hospitals and not on the battlefields. It was also great to read about the Australians contributions instead of from a perspective of the Americans, French , English or Germans. Very unique and based on true stories and diaries and historical figures. The character development is excellent and grabs you from the first paragraph. You want to know what happens to these Durance girls. 

    I think many will be pleased with how far this book travels with the characters, Australia, Africa, Egypt, France England, a world tour. I think also, though we have heard of the horrors of trench warfare and the chemical weapons of that time, to have it described by this author from the caregivers on hospital ships, clearing stations, and volunteer hospitals is so compelling and truly reminds us of the heroism and sacrifices that were made for peace. It underlined the futility and waste of war, but emphasized the power of the human spirit. 

    I absolutely recommend this to men and women who love a good story of human interaction and personal growth, who enjoy a few surprises now and then, and those who might wish to visit the world when it was turned upside down, from the perspective of some of those from down under.</b></b>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    "The Daughters of Mars" is a wonderful tale, telling a well known WWI story in a different way. Thomas Kennally made the sisters real people and he caught the woman's voice so well. His descriptions of batlles made them sharp and immediate with the horror of senseless and arbitrary death . By the novels end each character was real and important no matter their shortcomings you felt the pain of loss . After I finished reading I asked my book club to select it . It is not another war story, rather but an exploration of morality and humanity.

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