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All I Have to Give The Generation War Saga #1

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When all is lost can she find the strength to start again It is 1916 and Edith Mellor is one of the few female surgeons in Britain Compelled to use her skills for the war effort she travels to the Somme where she is confronted with the horrors at the front Yet amongst the bloodshed on the battlefield there is a ray of light in the form of the working class Albert a corporal from the East End of London Despite being worlds apart. such a heartbreaking story i loved it and didnt want it to end hope to read of the tales of ada and edith cannot wait for a follow up

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Edith and Albert can't deny their attraction to each other But as the brutality of war reveals itself to Albert he makes a drastic decision that will change both Edith and Albert's lives foreverIn the north of England strong minded Ada is left heartbroken when her only remaining son Jimmy heads off to fight in the war Desperate to rebuild her shattered life Ada takes up a position in the munition factory But life deals her a fur. Rather a strange book really It was set in a certain period but included storylines that were suited to a period 70 years later Also it was rather an abrupt ending Has the author written a seuel The Devious Duchess position in the munition factory But life deals her a fur. Rather a strange book really It was set in a certain Geometric Dimensioning And Tolerancing: Self Study Workbook period but included storylines that were suited to a Moksha: Writings on Psychedelics & the Visionary Experience period 70 years later Also it was rather an abrupt ending Has the author written a seuel

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Ther blow when she discovers that her mentally unstable sister Beryl is pregnant with her husband Paddy's child Soon even the love of the gentle Joe a supervisor at the factory can't erase Ada's pain An encounter with Edith's cousin Lady Eloise brings Edith into her life Together they realise they may be able to turn their lives around The next thrilling saga from the kindle bestselling author of Time Passes Time and Proud of Yo. Succumbed at page 204I think looking at the reviews this book is either your cup of tea or it's not I'm afraid it is not mine I picked it up from the mobile library van as it says on the back it's about Edith one of the few female surgeons in Britain Compelled to use her skills for the war effort she travels to the Somme where she is confronted with the horrors at the front I feel incredibly misled by the publisher's blurb The author just needed to manoeuvre her character to be on the western front during WW1 and as a woman it had to be something medical From the lack of medical information given in the first 204 pages she could eually have been a VAD  whom apparently the nurses looked down upon For me there are too many characters Jay's backstory is too complicated and I simply cannot bear being told what is going to happen with a headline spoiler at the start of each chapter I'm a bit fed up really as I was looking forward to this but I'm than half way so I've given it a fair go Stage Mum pregnant with her husband Paddy's child Soon even the love of the gentle Joe a supervisor at the factory can't erase Ada's A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, pain An encounter with Edith's cousin Lady Eloise brings Edith into her life Together they realise they may be able to turn their lives around The next thrilling saga from the kindle bestselling author of Time Passes Time and Proud of Yo. Succumbed at Sweet Mandarin page 204I think looking at the reviews this book is either your cup of tea or it's not I'm afraid it is not mine I Sweet Mandarin: The Courageous True Story of Three Generations of Chinese Women and their Journey from East to West picked it up from the mobile library van as it says on the back it's about Edith one of the few female surgeons in Britain Compelled to use her skills for the war effort she travels to the Somme where she is confronted with the horrors at the front I feel incredibly misled by the The Lost Heart of Asia publisher's blurb The author just needed to manoeuvre her character to be on the western front during WW1 and as a woman it had to be something medical From the lack of medical information given in the first 204 The Secret Life And Brutal Death Of Mamie Thurman pages she could eually have been a VAD  whom apparently the nurses looked down upon For me there are too many characters Jay's backstory is too complicated and I simply cannot bear being told what is going to happen with a headline spoiler at the start of each chapter I'm a bit fed up really as I was looking forward to this but I'm than half way so I've given it a fair go


10 thoughts on “All I Have to Give The Generation War Saga #1

  1. says:

    It's 1916 and the First World War has cost a lot of people their lives already Ada's two eldest sons are victims of the war and when her youngest son Jimmy decides to enlist she's devastated Ada's having a hard time at home and now she's left alone with her violent husband Paddy Paddy takes what he wants when he wants it and regularly rapes his wife He isn't faithful and has betrayed Ada in the most awful way her sister is pregnant with Paddy's child Ada can't have children and she's about to lose the only son she has left There's one person who seems to truly care about her Joe Will Ada have a chance at a less unhappy future because of him?Edith is a surgeon She's one of the few women in this profession She wants to help the war victims which is why she's traveling to France to work at the front She constantly meets soldiers but one of them stands out She feels something for Albert but when tragedy strikes something happens within him that makes him act impulsively and results in unrepairable damage This changes the course of Edith's life forever When she comes home from France she's no longer the same woman That's when she's being introduced to Ada They come from different backgrounds but have a lot in common and decide they will use their pain and turn it into something good They're going to help others and will do this togetherAll I Have to Give is a beautiful story about family friendship love betrayal loss and grief I love the raw open way Mary Wood describes the lives of her main characters She doesn't spare them and her stories have shocking elements that make them incredibly realistic I was captivated by both Edith and Ada They're strong capable women who know what it's like to suffer and who realize there are situations they can't prevent from happening They are still trying to make the best of their lives after all the tragedies they've experienced I admired their courage and resilience and their wonderful warm bond warmed my heart It was a joy to read about the friendship between these amazing main characters I couldn't turn the pages uickly enough to find out what would happen to them and Mary Wood managed to keep me on the edge of my seat from beginning to endAll I Have to Give is set in a time of great unrest The First World War isn't over yet and many soldiers have fallen already My heart ached for the main characters who are going through so much pain because of it There's a lot of action and the story is fast paced and even though it's heavy it doesn't become too much because Mary Wood balances the bad with the good Her main characters are survivors of terrible events but they also know love They are being loved and know what it's like to love in return They also know nothing is black and white and feelings are never straightforward I love how Mary Wood writes about their doubts dreams and flaws It makes them human and incredibly interesting All I Have to Give is a terrific versatile story that moved me to tears


  2. says:

    such a heartbreaking story i loved it and didnt want it to end hope to read of the tales of ada and edith cannot wait for a follow up


  3. says:

    Very confusing Bounced from one character to the next without fully developing them Too many different under stories mixed together Going to Oxfam


  4. says:

    It was an ok read I had been looking forward to reading it but it just seemed to drag me down the I got into it Nothing good seemed to happen It was just one disaster after another for everyone in the story And there was way too much 'forced sex' shall we call it with some women forgiving instantly I sort of lost interest after these incidents and just read it to see how it ended But that's just my opinion I'm sure people enjoyed it


  5. says:

    Not having read this author before I was pleasantly surprised A real page turner and I absolutely loved this war story It saddened me what war did to everyone touched by it but enthralled me with the love that came from war and divided classes became one A very good read


  6. says:

    Rather a strange book really It was set in a certain period but included storylines that were suited to a period 70 years later Also it was rather an abrupt ending Has the author written a seuel?


  7. says:

    Loved this book but ending could be better and it could follow on I'd like to know if Edith got the twins back etc


  8. says:

    The book follows the life of two women Edith Mellor a physician and Ada a woman who has lost two sons to WWI Edith has two older brothers but is an accomplished surgeon Both of her brothers have gone to war and she is accepted as well and follows them to France Ada is married to Paddy and has just heard their youngest son has signed up Jimmy is only 16 but has lied about his age Ada and Paddy are devastated because they believe he may lose his life as well Paddy is unable to keep a job and Ada often has to depend on her sister Beryl for extra funds to keep food on the table Paddy has refused to let Ada get a job because he believes a woman's place is in the home but she begins work in a munitions plant In France Edith is attracted to a young corporal Albert but realizes they have had very different upbringings Albert soon has Jimmy under his command but then disaster strikes and Edith plays a role in when Jimmy comes under her care Gives a better idea of how different classes of people managed during the war and how strong the families left had to be when they lost loved ones in the war


  9. says:

    Succumbed at page 204I think looking at the reviews this book is either your cup of tea or it's not I'm afraid it is not mine I picked it up from the mobile library van as it says on the back it's about Edith one of the few female surgeons in Britain Compelled to use her skills for the war effort she travels to the Somme where she is confronted with the horrors at the front I feel incredibly misled by the publisher's blurb The author just needed to manoeuvre her character to be on the western front during WW1 and as a woman it had to be something medical From the lack of medical information given in the first 204 pages she could eually have been a VAD  whom apparently the nurses looked down upon For me there are too many characters Jay's backstory is too complicated and I simply cannot bear being told what is going to happen with a headline spoiler at the start of each chapter I'm a bit fed up really as I was looking forward to this but I'm than half way so I've given it a fair go


  10. says:

    The story is set during the World War I period and that was enough to get me to pick up and turn the pages of this book Initially the story grows on you a mother mourning the loss of her two sons to the German offensive and now scared she'll lose her third too a young woman deliberating her chances of becoming a nurse in the war a young doctor whose life change in the war frontlines and Their stories all began on a promising note but midway they fall into a pattern happiness sadness misery and death Death is littered through the pages of this book what else would you expect in a wartime story? But the women Oh Just when you think they are strong capable women dealing with wartime and the after effects of it the author introduces a rape most of the women in the story are somehow suished under the feet of patriarchy and male ego Reading this book in a fairly woke century and year the story does feel jarring A lot of loose ends and some abrupt endings