The Light Attendant
A Canadian Bluebird Novel, Part 1
by Wendy Fehr
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Pub Date 27 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 21 Jun 2022
ShiftersPress, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Abbigail will not break her promise—but she has no intention of keeping it.
Raised on her family’s farm in the middle of the Saskatchewan prairies, Abbigail is desperate to escape her father’s controlling ambitions and his plans for her. When war breaks out in July, 1914, Abbigail seizes the opportunity to enlist as a Canadian Nursing Sister, also known as a Bluebird, in an attempt to earn an income and her independence. Despite the dangers waiting for her there, Abbigail leaves for war-torn France against her father’s wishes
The challenges of war nursing test Abbigail’s resolve to buy her way out of the contract her father has signed, giving half the family farm to John, a man Abbigail despises. As Abbigail struggles under the hardships of war nursing, an unexpected complication threatens to undo all she has worked for.
When Abbigail meets the unprincipled Private Henry Ryzack, she is convinced he is just like the miscreant John. Abbigail’s opinion of Henry begins to change, however, when she learns why Henry has enlisted and the true battle he is fighting. As her respect for Henry grows, Abbigail faces an impossible choice: fulfill her promise to marry John and keep the family farm, or stay with Henry and leave her family and farm behind.
Can Abbigail find a way out of her promise without destroying her honour and everything for which she has worked so hard?
Heartrending and captivating, The Light Attendant: A Canadian Bluebird Novel is a story of love, second chances, and redemption found amidst the horrors of war.
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I adored this book!
Beautiful character development, relatable family dynamics and historical elements that were written with poetic ease and fluidity. Each time I am given the opportunity to read a Canadian author, I will take that gift every time. This was absolutely a beautifully-written book by a very talented author. I will anxiously await the next chapter of this thoughtful story and look forward to many more to come.
Many thanks to NetGalley, publisher and author for this advanced digital copy! Well done!
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