A Kiss from France
by Susan Hughes
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As men toiled on the front line, back home munitionettes made the armaments and fought battles all their own.
London 1917. Lizzie Fenwick is young, ambitious and in love. At least, she thinks she’s in love with the soldier who answered the note she concealed in a box of ammunition shells. She spends her days filling shells with TNT, and her nights dreaming of the mysterious Harry Slater.
Eunice Wilson knows the exact moment her marriage to Jack began to fracture. He refused to enlist, and their patriotic neighbors never let her live it down. Now he’s been conscripted and she can’t help but feel regret for shunning Jack before his departure.
As separate tragedies cause Lizzie to make hard choices and Eunice to cope with loss, the two women are unsure how to adjust when peace finally returns. Little do they know that an earlier war-time betrayal will force them to confront everything they knew about friendship, loyalty and love.
A Kiss from France is a historical fiction drama set in London’s East End during WW1. If you like compelling human stories, believable female protagonists and the suspense and intrigue of war-time, then this heart-felt tale of two women who yearn to feel alive in a broken world is for you.