Brass Buttons

Brass Buttons

by Sonya C. Dodd


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Lucy dreams of finding love which seems impossible whilst living under the influence of her strict father. Then, one day, she meets John Francis who sweeps her off her feet and wins her heart.
Against the wishes of her father, Lucy marries John and she looks forward to a long and happy marriage. However, her idyllic world is turned upside down when Lucy discovers the true nature of her husband.
When John's mother dies, his younger brother, George, comes to live with them and Lucy slowly begins to learn that the kind of love she had dreamt of can exist.
Then, following the outbreak of World War One, recruiters visit the town and the brothers sign up for service as they are swept along by the tide of patriotism.
The night before they are due to leave for France, George returns from training and spends a night of passion with Lucy. As she watches him leave the following morning, she is unaware of just how much her life will change over the coming months.
Lucy discovers she is carrying George's child, whilst waiting week after week for their letters to arrive from the frontline. Will both brothers return? Who will take up the role of father to her child? These are just some of the questions which torment Lucy's mind as she waits for them.
Finally one brother returns home; but is it the brother who Lucy longed for?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490953991
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/20/2013
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Sonya C. Dodd was born in Norfolk, England and still lives there with her husband and two sons. She has been writing for a number of years but has only recently published her writing which includes a number of genres such as: romance and supernatural.

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Brass Buttons 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CBPratt More than 1 year ago
Sonya Dodd’s Brass Buttons is a deeply felt, emotional book that plunges you into the life of a repressed girl who snatches at the first opportunity to escape her emotionally stunted family life.  Readers will root for Lucy’s freedom…but if that were all, this would be a very short story. Dodd is not afraid to explore the darker side of the ‘good old days’ and to show us how difficult life could be for woman at the turn of the last century, and indeed, how difficult it can still be. The author handles her characters well, though at times has issues with her depiction of the time-period. This will in no way detract from the emotional roller-coaster. At times reminiscent of ‘Atonement’, Brass Buttons is the work of a sensitive writer who will go far.