Daffodils

Daffodils

by Alex Martin

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ISBN-13: 9781782993957
Publisher: Feedaread.com
Publication date: 05/02/2013
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.89(d)

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Daffodils 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
World War1 told from the inside of a small English village. The effect on the lives of three families and their world is told with great clarity and compassion. I enjoyed it all especially Jem and Katy's love story and adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book l have read in a long time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Romance and true love endure the bloody ravages of war torn Europe. Sweetness and sadness mingle to deliver a true love story.
Anonymous 5 days ago
If you enjoy period pieces, you will love this one. Strong female leads.
Anonymous 16 days ago
11/18. Pretty good story. Fair writing. Contradictory. Ridiculous in some places. A literate proofreader would have helped. Obviously, word processors aren't good enough. They don't catch all errors or rephrase sentences - such as, "Katy jumped out of her skin." "Sally’s eyes were on stalks." is good, too! Katherine's vocabulary is not consistent, either. About halfway through the book, she suddenly sounds as though she were well educated. The Vicar seems to have been added as someone to be down upon. He doesn't always acts true to his character. Ariadne, too, is not true to who she is - especially, when she and Katherine first meet. That part is just plain silly. Punctuation: poor. Grammar: Poor. I wish the author had not omitted so many words (such as, that) so the meaning of her sentences would be clear. It would be good, too, if she knew that the word "they" is plural. I found the grammatical errors to be irritating. All in all, the book was interesting enough to finish. It is better than some books I've read lately. Still, I don't care to read more of this series.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Quite a story. Well written and worth the read.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great story
Anonymous 8 months ago
Unprodictable story of 2 young people who were mere servants who broke thru the barriers of society. They earned the respect of their employer and the love of many.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Great story line with characters that you can really care about.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this story
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent story set in WW1, You will enjoy this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book...please offer the sequel peace lily
SeaWolf More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters are well developed and the story moves along very nicely
Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
OK but not great. I didn't like some of the characters. They weren't well developed and some were just plain nasty. Sorry but a Vicar shouldn't be evil! I would have dumped it (since it was free) but I wanted to find out if Jem was alive & Katie & Jem found each other.
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Margitte More than 1 year ago
Four stars REVIEW: The first world war broke out in Europe Young people from small, poor bucolic British families all dreamed of new possibilities and better lives if they signed up for the war. Most of them, in counties such as Wiltshire, had never been in London, many had never seen the sea. They eked out a living working for the gentry on their big estates with poverty standing like invisible perennial guards at their doors. There was hardly any escape possible until the war came. Katy Beagle worked in the manor house as a personal maid when the son of the manor needed a little bit of fun before he departed for London to join the war effort.  Young and inexperienced as she was, and bored to death with the prospect of being rooted to her situation for the rest of her life, Katy jumped at the opportunity to have some fun. It resulted in a huff and a lot of puff with a cloud of scandal threatening her good name and honor. Good, rock-solid Jem, the gardener, proposed again, and this time she had no other choice but to accept. And so begins the story of a young couple within the village dynamics of Wiltshire with the assortment of lovable, despicable, and delightful characters who share their lives for generations. But after the young vicar announced them husband and wife, the village openly released a sigh of relief. The scandal was short-lived and the couple could live happily ever after. But that was not to be. Katy and Jem's paths through the deeply moving narrative exposes the highs and lows of two young people's inner turmoil with life and love, their first encounters in the adult world with heartbreak and hardship. The tale winds through a volatile time in world history and how it personally effected two young people but also their community.  The horror of the First World War is portrayed with accuracy and emotion. The deprivations and devastation of the war is creatively and convincingly conveyed. All the elements to make this a great book is present: loyalty, weakness, betrayal, guilt, lies, sex, secrets, violence, an attempted suicide, heroism and finally love coupled with justice. All the people are real. So much so that the reader becomes emotionally attached to them and become emotionally invested in the turns and twists of the plot. Throughout the harsh reality of the war, there is still an almost ironic wholesomeness present in the young people's optimism and hope for a better future. Despite all the obstacles, the daffodils never seized to bloom among the privation and suffering of the war.  Daffodils is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope which teaches us the power of resilience, integrity and true honor. This book was a deeply emotional experience that managed to reach the inner core of my being. This is such a powerful story. Highly recommended  !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this book. I really enjoyed reading this novel very muchso.ShelleyMa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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