Sunday, 1 December 2019
Blog Tour - The Wronged Daughter - Mary Wood
The Wronged Daughter in the third book in The Girls Who Went To War series and it's a belter!
Mags met Flora and Ella when they were nurses in Belgium at the start of the First World War. All three girls have a story to tell following the end of the war and The Wronged Daughter is Mags'.
Mags is imminently due to marry Flora's brother Harold but due to past experiences and others words of warning, she is having second thoughts. She desperately loves him but she fears that she will lose her independence if she goes ahead with the wedding.
Sadly for Mags a tragedy occurs which means that her wedding is postponed which only deepens her doubts about Harold. Will her life go as she's planned if she ties the knot to this potentially untrustworthy man?
Whenever I pick up a book by Mary Wood I always try and mentally prepare myself for the rollercoaster journey that's sure to follow but Mary get's me every time and once again right from the first few chapters I was in pieces. I had nothing but sympathy for Mags and I read on in horror as I watched her life descend into chaos. Harold was a cad and I came to dread seeing his name on the page. It's not often that I genuinely dislike a character, I can usually find at least one forgiving feature or come to the conclusion that there is a reason for their deplorable behaviour, but with Harold, there was nothing, he was just a despicable excuse for a human being.
I was so pleased that Mags had a wonderful support network of strong, female friends that she could rely on as goodness knows she needed them. It was really uplifting to watch the friendships develop and I felt like it was a privilege to be privy to their struggles and I wanted to be able to help them through their troubles rather than just read about them.
Once again Mary Wood has written an enthralling tale that could very much be the story of many a woman at the time that the book is set. Thank goodness times have changed somewhat. I loved every single page of The Wronged Daughter and I was delighted to see that there is going to be a fourth book in this stunning saga series, following the children of the three girls.
I know that I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again, if you love historical fiction and/or saga's and you haven't read any books by Mary Wood (or Maggie Mason) then I urge you to add one (or more of her fabulous books) to your TBR, she is one hell of a storyteller and I'm confident that, like me, once you've read one book you'll be completely hooked.
You can follow the rest of the blog tour with these fabulous blogs:
With kind thanks to Mary Wood and Ellis Keene at Pan Macmillan for my review copy.