Well this book is amazing. 10/10. Recomend to eVERYone out there
by Nife Olawale
A very moving historical novel centered around a young woman about to enter adulthood. The date is the early 1900s in rural England when women at that age were focused on marrying well and settling into a domestic lifestyle. Rebecca grew up in a loving home but was also burdened with the knowledge that her mother was very ill. After her mother's death Rebecca and her father move back to his family's town to settle into a new life. Rebecca does adjust to her new home and she meets the love of her life and settles into happy and fulfilling marriage with children. Like so many others her world is forever changed when the First World War reaches England. The horrors of war and the way it touched her life, and the lives of those around her, is portrayed in a very realistic and honest way. Grief, survival, deception and compassion are all interwoven in Rebecca's story. I liked how the author made Rebecca seem very real by portraying her feelings and emotions. I did stay up late to finish the book. It was that good!
I received a copy from Netgalley and this is my honest review.
by Helen D
David Dunham has worked in the media industry in the UK and New Zealand for more than 15 years as a reporter, sports writer, deputy editor, senior producer and homepage editor. The Silent Land is his first novel.