A Bitter Truth

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World War One battlefield nurse Bess Crawford is featured for a first time in A Bitter Truth. Bess reaches out to help an abused and frightened young woman, only to discover that no good deed ever goes unpunished when the good Samaritan nurse finds herself falsely accused of homicide.
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Published August 30th 2011 by William Morrow
Original Title of the Book
A Bitter Truth
Number of Pages
352

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gave it

That a war-time nursing sister would take in an abused woman in the middle of the mornin in London was a stretch for me, when the ma was a total foo.

About the las part that rang true for me was Bess' experiences in France, her meeting the Australian and maybe the nuns and the need for whom they were caring.

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Spoiled and making demands of Bess to stay or do things.

3) Give Bess a love life, a wee bit of romance in her life.

Bess needs growth as a person and in her personal life, instead of randomly getting accidentally entwined/ inserted in someone else 's mess.

gave it

Then, as I read the book, I thought possibly he was in love with Bess ( he goes wherever she goes in England).

Maybe her father is busy with war office stuff, but surely her mother would want to see her since she works in a war zone.

One thing that I thought would help The Question ( small spoiler) ( view spoiler) [ was that when Simon heard about the child he 'd ask her about the soldier who did all this for Bess ( get the orphanage list, the rescue, the journey to England).

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But who is the child in question and could that simple question really be the eason for his death? As much as I enjoyed the novel and the ystery was I also a bit puzzled why it all had to be such a hush-hush thing.

When the truth finally was revealed about the child was not that overly surprised, I would have liked a more nteresting and perhaps surprising mystery than that.

It was n't until Bess and Simon Brandon realized who it was and then everything made sense.One thing that really pleased me ( and confused me) was that Sergeant Lassiter Larimore has finally made his first entrance in this essay series.

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ess was very patient with ydia.

gave it

Bess Crawford, an intelligent and fearless nurse working on the front lin in France, comes home on leave to discover a frightened young woman with a scarre face hiding on the doorstep of her London flat.

Bess finds herself unwillingly bound to this family through her initial concern for Lydia, the young woman on her doorstep and the reaso she needs to be protected from a violent marriage.

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