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Friday, 6 September 2013

Reviewed: Foxden Acres by Madalyn Morgan


“If you love war time drama, you will love Foxden Acres by Madalyn Morgan,” says Pauline Barclay.


Foxden Acres is not only well written, but a beautiful story. Set during the Second World War it brings to life changes that affected everyone during those terrible times, be they living in the cities or the country. Lives change forever and nothing will be the same again.

I can not wait for more from this talented author.


Foxden Acres is one of four books that tells the story from each sister.





FOXDEN ACRES

On the eve of 1939 twenty-year-old Bess Dudley, the daughter of a Foxden groom, bumps into James Foxden the heir to Foxden Estate.  Bess, a scholarship girl, lodges at Mrs McAllister’s boarding house in London while studying to be a teacher. 
     With offers of a teaching job in London and Foxden, Bess opts for Foxden, to be near James.  However, when she is told that James is betrothed to the socially acceptable Annabel Hadleigh, Bess accepts the teaching post in London.
     When war breaks out, and London’s schoolchildren are evacuated, Bess returns to Foxden to organise a team of Land Girls, and turn the Foxden Estate into arable land.  James, having joined the RAF, is training to be a bomber pilot at nearby Bitteswell Aerodrome. 
    German bombs fall on London and Mrs McAllister’s house is blitzed to rubble.  South Leicestershire is scarred too, when an RAF plane carrying Polish airmen crash lands in a Foxden field.  And traditional social barriers come crashing down when Flying Officer James Foxden, falls in love with Bess.  But is it too late?
     During the time Bess has been back at Foxden she has got to know Annabel Hadleigh.  She has grown to like and respect her.  How can Bess be with James knowing it would break her friend’s heart?  Besides, Bess has a shameful secret that she has vowed to keep from James at any cost.




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7 comments:

  1. Thank you for giving Foxden Acres such a wonderful review Pauline. Thank you too, for putting the review on the fabulous Famous Five Plus website. xxx

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  2. Thanks, Pauline for reviewing and Madalyn for writing such a wonderful book. My Mother's reading Foxden Acres now on her Kindle and loving it.

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I do hope your mother enjoys Foxden Acres. It was because my lovely mum used to tell me about life in the Second World War that I started writing about it. Mum's are very special people. x

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  3. Felicidades on sus/your libro/book!!! Best of Blessings y Success!!! Will get a copy y Share ;)

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    1. Gracias por tus bendiciones y buenos deseos. Agradezco su amabilidad y apoyo. x Hope you enjoy FA. x

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  4. It looks like an interesting story. Best luck.

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    1. Thank you Rose. Appreciate your good wishes. x

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