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Tapestry of War Free download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Clyde Catriona struggles between her uiet rural life and her dreams of nursing injured servicemen on the front lines As the war rages on the two women's lives become intertwined bringing love and friendship to bot. Tapestry of War is the story of two uite different women who live out the momentous latter years of the Second World War each trying to manage as best they can when all around them seems to be falling apart For Fran Trevillian living in war torn Alexandria the life as she once knew has changed beyond all recognition and as military personnel take over the port of Alexandria Fran s work as a local newspaper reporter gives her a uniue insight into this troubled world Catriona MacNeill has lived in Scotland all her life but her work as a nurse takes her away from her home on the beautiful Isle of Islay and into the larger towns where she helps to nurse those injured servicemen who have been sent back home to recuperateThe devastating effects of the war come alive in a credible and sympathetic way and I especially enjoyed the very human approach to the overwhelming effect of loss and tragedy The two different locations one in Egypt and the other in Scotland come alive in the imagination and I enjoyed following in Fran and Catriona s footsteps as they went about their lives coping as best they could with the difficulties around them The lives of these two incredibly strong women overlap in a meaningful way and whilst the majority of Tapestry of War highlights their individual stories it will be their shared connection which gives the story its ultimate conclusionThe author writes well and has a fine eye for historical detail It is obvious in the way that the people and locations come alive so vividly that a great deal of historical research has been done in order to make everything feel so authentic and believable The uncertainty of wartime with all its sadness and tragedy is beautifully managed and the themes of love loyalty and friendship which run like a thread throughout Tapestry of War make this one of those stories which lingers long after the last page is read Chimica. Principi modelli applicazioni. Per il biennio delle Scuole superiori. Con e-book. Con espansione online years of the Second World War each trying to manage as best they can when all around them seems to be falling apart For Fran Trevillian living in war torn Alexandria the life as she once knew has changed beyond all recognition and as military personnel take over the port of Alexandria Fran s work as a local newspaper reporter gives her a uniue insight into this troubled world Catriona MacNeill has lived in Scotland all her life but her work as a nurse takes her away from her home on the beautiful Isle of Islay and into the larger towns where she helps to nurse those injured servicemen who have been sent back home to recuperateThe devastating effects of the war come alive in a credible and sympathetic way and I especially enjoyed the very human approach to the overwhelming effect of loss and tragedy The two different locations one in Egypt and the other in Scotland come alive in the imagination and I enjoyed following in Fran and Catriona s footsteps as they went about their lives coping as best they could with the difficulties around them The lives of these two incredibly strong women overlap in a meaningful way and whilst the majority of Tapestry of War highlights their individual stories it will be their shared connection which gives the story its ultimate conclusionThe author writes well and has a fine eye for historical detail It is obvious in the way that the people and locations come alive so vividly that a great deal of historical research has been done in order to make everything feel so authentic and believable The uncertainty of wartime with all its sadness and tragedy is beautifully managed and the themes of love loyalty and friendship which run like a thread throughout Tapestry of War make this one of those stories which lingers long after the last page is read

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Tapestry of War Free download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Advance on the idyllic shores of Egypt The life of luxury and stability that she is used to is taken away as she finds herself having to deal with loss heartache and political uncertainty Meanwhile in the Firth of. Travel to the locations in the novelWhat an atmospheric read I love novels where two threads fit together and where the stories of two unconnected characters intertwine but this is one which does it particularly well for meFran and Alexandria are from two very different places and stations in life but their worries are the same The war is ongoing and getting worse Their lives are getting and complicated and uncertain and all around them uncertainty is their neighbourCatriona dreams of being a nurse and helping servicemen on the front line What must it have been like to have been confronted with the soldiers at home and then want to go and help them in the field Similarly for Catriona as the forces of Rommel s army advance her world of luxury comes into uestion I liked the way how the two women shared a story despite being miles apart and how the two characters developed throughout the novelThe background and history to this novel is uite somethingI had no idea of the Free French navy along the Clyde nor the heroics and actions of the men The heartbreaking efforts of the hospital staff has been written with accounts of real incidents and this definitely brings another level of authenticity to the storyAlexandria and the Isle of Islay shine as the two locations are central to the plot and it s an interesting parallel of two places linked by war I had not linked before Their war stories and community spirit are severely tested and it s a fascinating insight into two very different countries cultures and opinions of the timeIt s like reading a historical account but being there at the same time Very immersive and an interesting part of history I m pleased I ve been able to discover

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Tapestry of War Free download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free From the deserts of North Africa to the waters of Scotland the Second World War touches the lives of two women from two very different worlds In Alexandria Fran finds her world turned upside down as Rommel's forces. Tapestry of War by Jane MacKenzie is set during World War Two and moves back and forth between Alexandria in Egypt and the island of Islay in Scotland It is a dual storyline full of love courage and hope ideal for fans of Victoria Hislop or Patricia Wilson The story follows two women s very differing experiences of the war but they become connected through one man Jane MacKenzie is a new author for me in fact I had never heard of her before even though this is her fourth novel Honestly it was the blurb that made me say yes to reading this book It sounded just like the kind of read I enjoy and it certainly lived up to the majority of my expectations It is a powerful story extremely well written with clearly lots of research undertaken into both the settings and various events of the war which occurred at the time The author instantly transported me to the city of Alexandria from the opening page You know you are in for a good read if within the first few pages you can visualise yourself alongside the characters in the settingWe meet Frances Fran Trevillian early one morning as she is strolling along the beach She sees a body lying prone on the sand and soon discovers it is a man from the French Navy Jim MacNeill who works in the Royal Navy as a radar and communication specialist is out running and sees the scene and comes to help The man is not dead but seriously injured from a brawl the previous evening Little does Fran know this chance meeting with Jim will change the course of her war experiences and her life forever I did think all the historical aspects regarding the war and manoeuvres were covered in good detail throughout the book but admittedly I didn t understand about the Free French and the Navy French I know this really only played a very very minor part in the story and it didn t detract or deflect from the overall plot in any way but as I love history I was keen to understand all aspects of what I was reading I suppose I should have gone and done some research of my own to further my understanding but I was too caught up in the story and to be honest didn t want too spend much time away from what was going on so eager was I to see how things would developFran was a remarkable character and thankfully not one of those women you read about so often in books set during the war who stayed at home Yes they may have done their bit but I felt Fran was out there in the thick of things OK maybe not on the battle lines but so through her voice as a writer and assistant editor at the Alexandria Times It was brilliant to see a women doing a different job for once and boy was Fran passionate about all aspects of it She wanted to get the story of the war out there and not sugar coat what was happening That people may not always think everything is raging on far away out in the desert but in fact that Rommel and his forces could at any time draw nearer and nearer The author highlighted what a cosmopolitan city Alexandria was It was a melting pot of nationalities and customs and its vibrancy came alive on the pages Fran enjoys what the city has to offer at night but the one thing she feels is missing from her life is having a large group of friends It s a gap in her life that is becoming frustration Yes she is dedicated to her job and pours her heart and soul into all aspects of it but still friendship or even romance would be than welcome especially so in such times of uncertaintyAt a cocktail party thrown by neighbours Fran again meets Jim MacNeill This showed how the privileged elite mostly British were defiant and determined to continue on as normal despite the regular threat of air raids A spark is ignited between the two and what follows over the course of Fran s story in the book is the ups downs worries and fears that exist between the pair as romance attempts to blossom I deeply felt the connection between the pair and that they were a very good match Fran s inuisitive observing and curious nature and personality was a good balance to a serious side of Jim who had been a teacher back in Scotland I felt the acute sense of pain and anxiety when Jim is offshore with the navy and as times grow ever perilous and disaster besets all the characters that I had come to deeply care about I just wished that even though the Germans were throwing everything they could at the various strategic points in North Africa that maybe some sort of happiness could appear for Fran her family and Jim Even though though that path is far from smoothI felt once the basis of the novel was established that it did slow down in pace a little It wasn t as action packed as I would have thought it could have been Instead it became character driven and uite descriptive in the day to day routines as the days passed and war raged on I m not saying I didn t enjoy the book or it became boring but to make it that five star read for me I would have loved a few twists or one big jaw dropping moment to have been present Just to up the ante a bit and leave me thinking this was a sublime read Yes it was excellent but it just lacked that little something for me to boost it to another level comparable to that of Lucinda Riley or Victoria HislopIn contrast to the experiences of Fran and Jim are those of Catriona sister of Jim who has just completed her nursing training in Glasgow with a speciality and keen interest in physical therapy She returns to the island of Islay where her father has lived since he was born He works in one of the islands distilleries but this has been shut down for the duration of the war With very little fishing around Fergus is a man who is lost he feels on his own as his wife died some years ago He has the constant worry of Jim away helping with the war effort and everything around him is changing whilst he is not ready to do so If Fran is vibrant independent and courageous Catriona is the opposite More so because of her circumstances rather than through her own willingness to step outside the mould of a small island community ruled by tradition I could see her independent streak there beneath her surface and she knew where she wished her career to go but loyalty to her father was holding her back As circumstances change and Fergus and Catriona move from the island to live with an Aunt that s when we see things going in a different direction for Catriona Her war experiences are very different from what Fran witnesses far away on another continent but still Jim becomes the object that connects them togetherSimilar to Fran s story I felt Catriona s needed that little bit of extra spice to it Of course it was interesting to read of her physical therapy work with wounded soldiers brought back from the front and how she coped with seeing such horrors and life lasting wounds but similar to Fran s storyline I wanted a major twist that didn t really materialise Of the two dual timelines I thought Fran s was far stronger and interesting and the reason for this being partly because it was set on foreign soil Catriona does experience her ups and downs particularly on the romance front The character of Duncan McIlroy was one whom I thought was very selfish and self absorbed and one Catriona should have stayed well away from The author did highlight how the war reached every corner of the world and that no one how big or small was left unaffected everyone had a role to play and it was up to them how they managed said roleTapestry of War was an excellent read which made me feel as if I had travelled back in time to a period so vastly different from the one in which we live today Bar the one or two suggestionsthings I felt the book needed this really was a book typical of the historical fiction genre which had so many traits that I love and enjoy and always seek out when reading in this genre It was honest intense evocative and I was transported to the heart of a time when panic uncertainty and fear for the future were ever prevalent I was delighted to have discovered the writing of Jane McKenzie There is nothing like the buzz of finding a new author in your favourite genre and what s that buzz increases if you find yourself enjoying the book I m keen to go back and read her previous three books to see how they compare with Tapestry of War and will certainly look out for books from her in the future Sweet Retribution Rydeville Elite #3 yes to reading this book It sounded just like the kind of read I enjoy and it certainly lived up to the majority of my expectations It is a powerful story extremely well written with clearly lots of research undertaken into both the settings and various events of the war which occurred at the time The author instantly transported me to the city of Alexandria from the opening page You know The Analogy Book of Related Words Your Secret Shortcut to Power Writing you are in for a good read if within the first few pages Akademie X: Lessons in Art Life you can visualise Viata lui Ceausescu. Ucenicul partidului yourself alongside the characters in the settingWe meet Frances Fran Trevillian early one morning as she is strolling along the beach She sees a body lying prone on the sand and soon discovers it is a man from the French Navy Jim MacNeill who works in the Royal Navy as a radar and communication specialist is out running and sees the scene and comes to help The man is not dead but seriously injured from a brawl the previous evening Little does Fran know this chance meeting with Jim will change the course of her war experiences and her life forever I did think all the historical aspects regarding the war and manoeuvres were covered in good detail throughout the book but admittedly I didn t understand about the Free French and the Navy French I know this really only played a very very minor part in the story and it didn t detract or deflect from the overall plot in any way but as I love history I was keen to understand all aspects of what I was reading I suppose I should have gone and done some research of my own to further my understanding but I was too caught up in the story and to be honest didn t want too spend much time away from what was going on so eager was I to see how things would developFran was a remarkable character and thankfully not one of those women The Stone Dragon and Other Tragic Romances you read about so often in books set during the war who stayed at home Yes they may have done their bit but I felt Fran was out there in the thick of things OK maybe not on the battle lines but so through her voice as a writer and assistant editor at the Alexandria Times It was brilliant to see a women doing a different job for once and boy was Fran passionate about all aspects of it She wanted to get the story of the war out there and not sugar coat what was happening That people may not always think everything is raging on far away out in the desert but in fact that Rommel and his forces could at any time draw nearer and nearer The author highlighted what a cosmopolitan city Alexandria was It was a melting pot of nationalities and customs and its vibrancy came alive on the pages Fran enjoys what the city has to offer at night but the one thing she feels is missing from her life is having a large group of friends It s a gap in her life that is becoming frustration Yes she is dedicated to her job and pours her heart and soul into all aspects of it but still friendship or even romance would be than welcome especially so in such times of uncertaintyAt a cocktail party thrown by neighbours Fran again meets Jim MacNeill This showed how the privileged elite mostly British were defiant and determined to continue on as normal despite the regular threat of air raids A spark is ignited between the two and what follows over the course of Fran s story in the book is the ups downs worries and fears that exist between the pair as romance attempts to blossom I deeply felt the connection between the pair and that they were a very good match Fran s inuisitive observing and curious nature and personality was a good balance to a serious side of Jim who had been a teacher back in Scotland I felt the acute sense of pain and anxiety when Jim is offshore with the navy and as times grow ever perilous and disaster besets all the characters that I had come to deeply care about I just wished that even though the Germans were throwing everything they could at the various strategic points in North Africa that maybe some sort of happiness could appear for Fran her family and Jim Even though though that path is far from smoothI felt once the basis of the novel was established that it did slow down in pace a little It wasn t as action packed as I would have thought it could have been Instead it became character driven and uite descriptive in the day to day routines as the days passed and war raged on I m not saying I didn t enjoy the book or it became boring but to make it that five star read for me I would have loved a few twists or one big jaw dropping moment to have been present Just to up the ante a bit and leave me thinking this was a sublime read Yes it was excellent but it just lacked that little something for me to boost it to another level comparable to that of Lucinda Riley or Victoria HislopIn contrast to the experiences of Fran and Jim are those of Catriona sister of Jim who has just completed her nursing training in Glasgow with a speciality and keen interest in physical therapy She returns to the island of Islay where her father has lived since he was born He works in one of the islands distilleries but this has been shut down for the duration of the war With very little fishing around Fergus is a man who is lost he feels on his own as his wife died some Asperger Leben in zwei Welten years ago He has the constant worry of Jim away helping with the war effort and everything around him is changing whilst he is not ready to do so If Fran is vibrant independent and courageous Catriona is the opposite More so because of her circumstances rather than through her own willingness to step outside the mould of a small island community ruled by tradition I could see her independent streak there beneath her surface and she knew where she wished her career to go but loyalty to her father was holding her back As circumstances change and Fergus and Catriona move from the island to live with an Aunt that s when we see things going in a different direction for Catriona Her war experiences are very different from what Fran witnesses far away on another continent but still Jim becomes the object that connects them togetherSimilar to Fran s story I felt Catriona s needed that little bit of extra spice to it Of course it was interesting to read of her physical therapy work with wounded soldiers brought back from the front and how she coped with seeing such horrors and life lasting wounds but similar to Fran s storyline I wanted a major twist that didn t really materialise Of the two dual timelines I thought Fran s was far stronger and interesting and the reason for this being partly because it was set on foreign soil Catriona does experience her ups and downs particularly on the romance front The character of Duncan McIlroy was one whom I thought was very selfish and self absorbed and one Catriona should have stayed well away from The author did highlight how the war reached every corner of the world and that no one how big or small was left unaffected everyone had a role to play and it was up to them how they managed said roleTapestry of War was an excellent read which made me feel as if I had travelled back in time to a period so vastly different from the one in which we live today Bar the one or two suggestionsthings I felt the book needed this really was a book typical of the historical fiction genre which had so many traits that I love and enjoy and always seek out when reading in this genre It was honest intense evocative and I was transported to the heart of a time when panic uncertainty and fear for the future were ever prevalent I was delighted to have discovered the writing of Jane McKenzie There is nothing like the buzz of finding a new author in Herding Cats: A Strategy for Preventive Diplomacy your favourite genre and what s that buzz increases if Data and Goliath you find Eliot Jones Midnight Superhero yourself enjoying the book I m keen to go back and read her previous three books to see how they compare with Tapestry of War and will certainly look out for books from her in the future

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