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Spotlight: Roses in Picardy by Caroline Warfield

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

In the darkness of war, hope flickers. In the gardens of Picardy, love catches fire.

 

Roses in Picardy by Caroline Warfield

 

Roses in Picardy is one of the books included in the Never Too Late box set by the Bluestocking Belles.

 

Roses in Picardy

Genre: Historical Romance

Published: November 4th, 2017

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Blurb:

After two years at war, Harry is out of metaphors for death, synonyms for brown, and images for darkness. Color among the floating islands of Amiens and life in the form of a widow and her little son surprise him with hope.

Rosemarie Legrand’s husband died, leaving her a tiny son, no money, and a savaged reputation. She struggles to simply feed the boy and has little to offer a lonely soldier.

 

Are men in Hell happier for a glimpse of Heaven?”

The piercing eyes gentled. “Perhaps not,” the old man said, “but a store of memories might be medicinal in coming months. Will you come back?”

Will I? He turned around to face forward, and the priest poled the boat out of the shallows, seemingly content to allow him his silence.

“How did you arrange my leave?” Harry asked at last, giving voice to a sudden insight.

“Prayer,” the priest said. Several moments later he, added, “And Col. Sutherland in the logistics office has become a friend. I suggested he had a pressing need for someone who could translate requests from villagers.”

“Don’t meddle, old man. Even if they use me, I’ll end up back in the trenches. Visits to Rosemarie Legrand would be futile in any case. The war is no closer to an end than it was two years ago.”

“Despair can be deadly in a soldier, corporal. You must hold on to hope. We all need hope, but to you, it can be life or death,” the priest said.

Life or death. He thought of the feel of the toddler on his shoulder and the colors of les hortillonnages. Life indeed.

The sound of the pole propelling them forward filled several minutes.

“So will you come back?” the old man asked softly. He didn’t appear discomforted by the long silence that followed.

“If I have a chance to come, I won’t be able to stay away,” Harry murmured, keeping his back to the priest.

“Then I will pray you have a chance,” the old man said softly.

 

About Caroline Warfield

Traveler, would-be adventurer, librarian, technology manager—Caroline Warfield has been many things, but above all a romantic. She is now a writer of historical romance, enamored of owls, books, history, and beautiful gardens, who sits in an office surrounded by windows and lets her characters lead her to adventures in England and the far flung corners of the British Empire. She nudges them to explore the riskiest territory of all, the human heart.

 

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Caroline Warfield
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Thanks everyone for the kind words! It is a lovely little story and I’m proud of it.

Vanessa
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Oh my! I definitely love what I’m reading

Sarah @ A Weebish Book Blog
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Hiya! I found your blog when we chatted during the HoHoHoRAT 🙂 Its beautiful! I love the sound of this historical romance and the cover is too cute. Thanks for sharing!

Renee (Addicted To Romance)
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This definitely looks like a intriguing story, so thanks for sharing!!

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Mary Kirkland
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Thanks for letting us know about this. Sounds interesting and something different from what I usually read.

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
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Aw, this sounds like such a heartfelt story – and an interesting collection. Glad you shared this! 🙂

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