The Silver Locket by Margaret James
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I don’t read much historical fiction (I can’t think why not). I picked this up because it was going free and I have great faith in Choc Lit as a publisher. The story follows Alex, who is haunted by his mother’s disgrace and Rose, who has pretty much disgraced herself by running away from home (and bethrothal) to become a volunteer nurse.
I found the WW1 setting fascinating, especially the details about the hospital trains. The utter misery of war and the way love and hope and make terrible thing bearable were very well portrayed. All the characters were wonderfully drawn. Michael Easton is a splendid baddie!
I’m tempted to go buy the rest of the books in the trilogy now, just to find out what happened to Daisy.
2 thoughts on “Goodreads book review: The Silver Locket”
Lovely review Rhoda. It makes me want to read the book and I also have great faith in Choclit’s books.
Thanks Gwen. I read it very quickly, which says a lot since I usually take ages.