A Soldier's Wife

By Marion Reynolds

Historical fiction, General fiction | Paperback, eBook

An historical family saga of love, loss, loyalty and resilience, which examines the effects of war on an ordinary family. Ellen marries James, a sergeant in the Connaught Rangers, and they travel to India. A tragedy occurs on the journey which almost destroys their idyll. For seven years, they lead a glamorous, indolent life in India. They return in 1912 to a Dublin that is rife with civil and political unrest. James volunteers for WW1, leaving Ellen to bring up three children alone in a city that is becoming increasingly hostile. James returns home, traumatised, in 1919 to find Ellen has become a strong, independent woman. Her children are nationalists, creating conflict with James. Ellen finds herself torn between two loyalties...

Marion Reynolds has lectured in English Literature in Ireland and the UK. she is a writer of short stories and has had a number published. A Soldier's Wife, a family saga and love story, is her first novel and is based on her grandparents story. It was a winner in the 2013 Irish Writers' Centre Novel Fair.



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