The ground shook with each bomb that fell on London. The night sky lit up, and the sounds of gunfire overwhelmed the city as our brave men fought back. It took so many bombs to fall on this great city to make the Germans realize that England could not be defeated. It took just one bomb to make one woman realize her true destiny.
Sarah Ashdown insurmountable guilt and remorse over the death of a young girl sets in motion one of the most unbelievable stories of World War II. An ordinary housewife who defied the odds to become one of the most wanted women in occupied Europe, her story of determination and courage will shock and inspire those who read it.
This book will haunt you days after reading. I am still haunted. Set in Britton during the height of World War II for Beau tells the moving and compelling tale basically of women’s secret participation in the World War. Sarah Ashdown is found and her story is remarkably harrowing. Gandossi wraps history and fiction into a believability that harrowing and emotional. While this is historical fiction you can not forget that this fiction is not too far from facts. The character of Sarah Ashdown is probably based on a real person. I think that is what makes For Beau so heart turning.
Gandossi writes his words with passion making you unable to pull away. While I love history, historical fiction is not really my thing, yet Gandossi entertained me. Haunted me with his work. The only thing that bothered me was his use of italics. He used italics to represent the present and non-italics to represent the past. This disrupted my reading a bit for the editor in me would think the present would be in non-italics and the past in italics. That aside the book was enjoyable and Sarah Ashdown's harrowing tale will resonate with me for a while.
MY RATING ***** (5 stars) Good Book!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Simon Gandossi is a historical fiction author who was born and raised in Western Australia. From an early age, Simon discovered a passion for history and writing. It is that passion combined with his desire to bring to light different aspects of the past that makes him a unique writer.
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