Friday, November 15, 2013

Historical Fiction Virtual Tours Book Review: Aiding The Enemy

Publication Date: October 7, 2013
Carina Press

Book three of War Girls

German-occupied Brussels, Belgium
December 1915

Rose Culver is in grave danger. For months the Red Cross head nurse has been aiding Allied soldiers caught behind enemy lines, helping them flee into neutral Netherlands. It's only a matter of time until she's caught. Which makes it the wrong time to fall in love with a handsome German military doctor as devoted to the sanctity of human life as she is.

The Great War has caused Dr. Herman Geoff to question everything he once believed. He knows Rose has been hiding British soldiers in her hospital—he's even treated some of them, refusing to go against his own Hippocratic oath. As a doctor, he admires Rose's skill and conviction. As a man, he can no longer deny his attraction to her. But when Rose is arrested for treason, Herman must choose between love for her and duty to his country...

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Review: This novella really wowed me. Rose is truly an impressive woman, who is a British nurse working behind enemy lines. To describe her, I think of some of the nurses/midwives from Call The Midwife to Hot Lips Houlihan From M.A.S.H. She is full of heart and compassion.

I wasn't certain how I felt about Dr. Herman Geoff at first. He felt very stodgy, at the beginning,  but as the events of the story started to unfold, I found myself warming to him.

I loved the plot of the story, as I've always been intrigued by The Great War era. My only complaint, other than this being a novella, were the sex scenes. They seemed too be too much for this book.

Other than that, I really loved Rose and Herman's story and really just wished there were more to read.

Rating: 4 flowers

About the Author

Julie Rowe’s first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the North West Territories and northern Alberta, where she still resides. She loves to include medical details in her romance novels, but admits she’ll never be able to write about all her medical experiences because, “No one would believe them!”. In addition to writing contemporary and historical medical romance, and fun romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing and Carina Press, Julie has a short story in the Mammoth Book of ER Romance (releasing Sept 15, 2013). Her book SAVING THE RIFLEMAN (book #1 WAR GIRLS) won the novella category of the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Her writing has also appeared in several magazines such as Romantic Times Magazine, Today’s Parent, and Romantic Times Magazine.

For more information please visit Julie Rowe's website.  You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.


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