Book One of The Katherine Wheel Series catapults Katy and Jem into the global arena of World War One and changes their lives forever.
Cheadle is a sleepy village in rural Wiltshire, England. Nothing much changes and little family dramas provide the only food for scandal and gossip. Then WW1 erupts into the lives of these country people, leaving no-one unscathed.
We meet Katy as a young maidservant, restless for more than domestic service can offer and reckless to a fault. Katy has to develop and mature, as life throws joys and tragedies across her path and the war lures Jem away. Another man tempts her to stay home but in the end she too signs up for the war and in doing so, finds her true self, and discovers that the only thing that really matters is, after all, simply love.
I enjoyed this book once I got past the beginning. I felt the beginning was disjointed and that the characters weren’t quite developed enough to explain their actions. However, it did start felling better as the story continued. I became quite enthralled with it and read into the night to complete it, as I couldn’t put it down until I finished.45
The story was well written. Appreciated the historical research to learn more about WW1. Am looking forward to reading book number two.45
It’s an okay read but I expected more. To much like a narrative with no conclusion. That is unless you want to purchase more books—not worth buying more in the series.35
Just read it for the second time. A real treat.55
Loved the story line. Exciting to read never know what’s happening on the next page. Definitely a love story55
The characters and storyline masterfully developed making this a book that was truly hard to put down.55
What can you say about a book that has everything. Family,love,war,death,and mystery. Yes, well written material and she keeps you on your toes with every page turned. And as far the daffodils it just felt the new beginnings and hope in the story.55
Well developed, layers, mystery & twists to keep interest. Believable, realistic.55