Two Scots immigrants, Dylan Cooper and Grace MacVicar, meet in Boston in 1916. Dylan is a photographer trying to establish his work as art. Grace works at a studio and is able to help him. After a few difficulties, Dylan shows pay dirt, and he and Grace marry. They buy a house by the sea and practice "tender and considerate lovemaking." Exciting! Still, the two don't live happily ever after, at least not in this installment. The doughboys are pouring into France, and Dylan, who, unaccountably, is fiercely patriotic, wants to help. The novel gives short shrift to his training and takes him straight into the hazardous work of aerial photography. Meanwhile, there are unhappy developments in Boston, and when Dylan returns, it's to the cliffhanger that sets up part 2.
A short, very nice story about WWI. A beautiful love story - the end left me wondering what happens next.
Easy, quick read. Kind of "At Home in Mitford"-like. No axe to grind, but leaves the story hanging at the end....maybe for a yet-unpublished sequel? Good weekend reading.
easy light reading enjoyed light spiritual meaning
This reminded me of the Mitford series...so naturally is was great.