Troubador Lizzie's Dream

Released: 28/08/2018

ISBN: 9781789014686

eISBN: 9781789011685

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Lizzie's Dream

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A bittersweet love story, set against the events of WWI – exploring the effects of war on ordinary people.

A family tragedy. The horrors of war. A secret journal. Can love overcome everything against the highest odds?

Lizzie’s Dream follows the story of a young girl in 1915, who wants to be a governess. Lizzie works at the mill alongside her working class family, which makes her dream job seem unattainable. When she meets a young soldier, Harry, who is stationed nearby, there is an instant attraction.

Against the backdrop of War, the blossoming romance is abruptly cut short as Harry is sent away. Lizzie tries to forget him and pursue her dream instead, but her feelings aren’t easy to fight. She becomes a companion to the mill owner’s daughter Molly, who is too ill to attend school. They quickly become friends, and Lizzie starts to teach her everything she knows. Her dream is starting to become a reality.

Meanwhile, Harry has been wounded and is in a military hospital in Blackburn. Just when Lizzie has almost forgotten about him, she receives a letter which could change everything.

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I liked this book a lot and yes I would recommend others read it as well. I was able to read it in 1/2 a day. Very short read but good read and kept my attention .. 5 star read...

by Kivalina Gwynn


Lizzies Dream is such a heartwarming story against the turbulence and turmoil of war, it is not only informative but it also pulls at your heart strings, you are longing for everything to work out in the end which makes you compelled to read the whole book.

by Victoria Tucker


Beautiful love story between Lizzie & Harry & especially so with the trials & tribulations of WW1 hanging over everyone 's life.
I especially enjoy this period in History & want to thank Netgalley, author & publisher for offering this little gem & allowing me to read it for free.
Would & will recommend this to anyone interested in this time in History.

by Dianne McMahan


I so adored this book! It has brilliant main characters, an excellent plot and it kept me engrossed all the way through. I would highly recommend this book.

by Stephanie Collins


Lizzie's Dream by Beverley J Tucker is a historical romance set during World War I. It is a work of fiction but has facts woven through out. The horrors of that war can never truly be known by us. We owe so many, so much. It is a debt we cannot repay.
Set from 1915 to 1921 the novel is written from two points of view - the soldier at the Front and a young lady on the home front. Both parties suffer - one from unbelievable horrors, the other from the stress of not knowing how loved ones are plus the ordinary everyday worries of life.
A bygone era comes to life under the masterful pen of Beverley Tucker. The reader gets a taste of both a close knit community and family.
I really enjoyed Lizzie's Dream and am looking forward to the follow up, William's War.
One thing I noticed as a historian... the facts surrounding Christmas 1915 were actually from Christmas 1914 but this did not in any way detract from my enjoyment of the story.
I received this book for free from Net Galley. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

by Julia Wilson


A very well written gripping romance can’t wait for the next instalment

by Sheila Astley


Beautiful love story after WW1. Getting a view from the soldier on the front lines and a young woman on the home front.

by Lynne Ernst


I would highly recommend this book, I found it easy to read, I especially enjoyed reading the correspondence sent between Lizzie and Harry.
It was an absorbing read, written from the heart by the author.

by Jane Woolley


What a heartwarming love story this is and so fitting with the hundred year Anniversary of the first world war.
This book is definitely worth a read; the characters and story are portrayed in a beautiful manner, with the qualities of a true author.
I cant wait for the sequel!

by Samantha Maccall


Touching narrative set during WW1 of an ordinary working class girl's dream & how the course of her life is changed by the war. Shows how hope & love can survive adversity & gives a glimpse of life from both sides - on the war front & at home. Enjoyable read & looking forward to William's War.

by Lynn Slattery


This is a very good book. It is short but well written and naturally comes to a conclusion that is as it should be. Will be recommending this book to everyone I know.

by Lenora Robinson


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